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Council Member Linda L Blackburn

Linda BlackburnLinda L. Blackburn




Born in Washington, North Carolina
Raised in South Georgia and Florida
Graduated from High School in New Smyrna Beach, Florida
Moved to Ahoskie, North Carolina in 1993



  • Inpatient & Outpatient Adult/Geriatric Psychiatric Therapy – 17 years
  • Outpatient Geriatric Therapy – 10 years
  • Grief & Bereavement Counseling – 12 years
  • Former owner of Ahoskie Behavioral Counseling, Ahoskie, NC
  • Director of Hertford County Office of Aging
  • Adjunct Professor, Shaw University, Ahoskie Cape Center
  • Former CEU Instructor for Cross Country Education Seminars in Grief & Bereavement



  • East Carolina University – Master’s Degree in Social Work
  • Concentration in Health & Aging with a focus on Indirect Social Work Practice to include policy & program development, research, and community development
  • East Carolina University – Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work
  • Concentration on General Social Work Practice
  • Completed a three-year practicum and examination in Licensed Clinical Social Work.
  • Currently holds a license in Clinical Social Work from the North Carolina Social Work
  • Certification & Licensure Board



  • Past President of the Ahoskie Rotary Club
  • Board Chair for the Hertford County Emergency Food & Shelter Board
  • Former Trustee at Chowan College
  • Member of the First Baptist Church of Ahoskie
  • Member of the Hertford County Partnership Committee for Older Adults
  • Former Board Member, Roanoke-Chowan Community Health Center
  • Former Mayor of Ahoskie



Enjoys spending time with family, friends and two dogs as well as painting, writing
and golf.