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State’s Broadband Infrastructure Office a Resource to Counties

Counties are equipped with resources to help improve broadband access, but still need assistance from the private sector, state and federal government. At last month's NCACC Board Meeting in Washington, D.C., the Association helped organize briefings from the Federal Communications Commission and the U.S. Department of Agriculture on resources to help encourage digital infrastructure investments. The Association is also working with private sector stakeholders as well as the N.C. Department of Commerce and N.C. Department of Information Technology to identify opportunities and address challenges at the state level to help improve access to broadband services. Click here to read an article written by Jeff Sural, Director of the N.C. Department of Information Technology’s Broadband Infrastructure Office, on resources available to counties.

NCACC Board Members meet with Federal Leaders in Washington D.C.

The NCACC Board of Directors recently concluded an historic trip to Washington, D.C. at the invitation of Senator Thom Tillis. Board members from across North Carolina spent two days in the nation’s capital to meet with the state’s top federal elected officials, including Senators Thom Tillis and Richard Burr, and members of the U.S. House of Representatives. The group also held its first Board meeting of the 2016-17 presidential year at the National Association of Counties’ headquarters.

During the trip, county commissioners heard from top private sector leaders, federal government officials, and senior members of Senator Tillis’ staff on a wide range of issues, including the federal budget and appropriation process, the impact of mental health on public safety, the need to expand broadband access in rural communities, as well as national security and the defense industry. Photos from the trip are available by clicking here.

NCACC Serving as Point of Contact with Governor McCrory's Office for Hurricane Matthew Relief Efforts 

In light of the extensive damage caused by Hurricane Matthew, the NCACC was asked to serve as a point of contact with Governor McCrory’s office for questions coming from NC counties. Counties are continuing to utilize local emergency management system as the first line of defense. However, please send questions or specific requests for help from the State to us at help@ncacc.org. We will continue to be in frequent communication with the Governor’s office and will facilitate getting inquiries addressed as soon as possible.

You may also access updates from state agencies and groups managing this emergency on the NCACC website by clicking here. Our thoughts and hopes for a speedy and successful recovery are with all those affected.

NCACC Steering Committee Meetings and Legislative Goals Review Underway

The legislative goals review process is officially underway with the kick-off of steering committee meetings this month. View steering committee “Meeting Minute” videos to learn more about what was discussed at the meetings. Each committee’s package of goals will be forwarded to the Legislative Goals Committee for consideration. Steering committee membership is open to all county commissioners and appropriate county staff. Visit the NCACC website to learn more about steering committees and to sign up.

County Briefs

Henderson County opens new EMS station


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NC Chamber Foundation names Alexander County as NC Works Certified Work Ready Community


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Retiring Hertford County Sheriff recognized by Commissioners among others

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Get to know your candidates

The NCACC invited candidates running for the offices of U.S. Senator, North Carolina Governor and State Treasurer to respond to a brief questionnaire about their background and position on county-related issues. The responses received are available at the links below.


Richard Burr
Roy Cooper
Pat McCrory
Dan Blue III
Dale R. Folwell

2016 Class completes the Advanced Leadership Corps


The Advanced Leadership Corps is offered by the School of Government at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill in conjunction with the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners and the North Carolina League of Municipalities. For a listing of who participated this year, and for more information on the course visit the NCACC website

NCACC Publications


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Featured classifieds


Chief Code Enforcement Officer - Hertford County
County Manager - Mitchell County
Inspections Director - New Hanover County
Town Manager - Beaufort, N.C.

Click here to view all classified ads
Click here to see a complete listing of UNC School of Government upcoming training events for county officials, including Essentials of County Government

Save the Date!


January 12-13, 2017
NCACC Legislative Goals Conference, Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley

January 24-25, 2017
Convening on Medicaid Processing, Quorum Center, Raleigh

North Carolina Association of County Commissioners


Visit www.ncacc.org for a complete listing of the NCACC Board of Directors.
 

Vision Statement

Empowering 100 counties to work together for the betterment of one state.


Mission Statement

Our Association supports and promotes the well-being of all North Carolina counties through advocacy, education, research, and member services.
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