Awards and Accolades

Senator McKissick has received the following awards:


  • Crystal Gavel Award for Distinguished Leadership with the National Black Caucus of State Legislators
  • Chief’s Legislative Leadership Award from the NC Association of Chiefs of Police
  • Outstanding Leadership Award from African American Caucus of the Wake County Democratic Party
  • Champion Award from ERA NC


  • Regional Legislator of the Year 2016 from National Black Conference of State Legislators (NBCSL)
  • North Carolina League of Municipalities’ Community Champion Legislator of the Year Award
  • The Green Tie Award as Senator of the Year from the NC League of Conservation Voters
  • Bertha B. Holt Leadership and Courage Award from Planned Parenthood of the South Atlantic


  • Stella J. Adams Fair Housing Advocate Award from the Fair Housing Project of Legal Aid of North Carolina


  • Legislator of the Year Award from the NC Humane Society


  • Legislator of the Year Award from the NC Metropolitan Mayor's Coalition


  • Smart Growth America's Leadership Award for National Leadership relating to Smart Growth Initiatives and Initiatives relating to Sustainable Development
  • Medal of Valor for Excellence "Move" Award from National Multiple Sclerosis Society
  • "Distinguished Leadership" Award from the NC Division of the American Planning Association


  • North Carolina Police Benevolent Society’s Legislator of the Year for his work on HB816
  • NAACP Trailblazer Award for Leadership for his work on the NC Racial Justice Act
  • NC Justice Center's Defender of Justice Award
  • NC Housing Coalition’s Legislator of the Year

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