December 2019

NCACC Board Travels to D.C. to Discuss County Issues with U.S. Congress and White House

December 4-6, 2019, members of the NCACC Board of Directors traveled to Washington, D.C to conduct a board meeting and discuss pressing county issues with North Carolina’s Congressional delegation and White House officials. During the visit, the group also participated in a wreath-laying ceremony, presented by NCACC’s Executive Officers, at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington Cemetery. Click here for a video recap of the visit.

NCACC Risk Management Board of Trustees Welcomes New Members, Approves New Vehicle Safety Program

December 12, the NCACC Joint Risk Management Agency Board of Trustees met in Wake County and welcomed two new members, Mike Caskey, Jr., Rowan County Commissioner and Jaime Laughter, Transylvania County Manager. The Board also approved a new program to help counties reduce repair costs related to vehicle collisions. The program offers incentives for risk pool members to purchase “push bumpers” for law enforcement vehicles, which can reduce repair costs by over $500 for frontal collision damage. For more information about the “push bumper” program, contact Bill Halliburton, NCACC Law Enforcement Risk Control Specialist at 919-715-1154 or

NCPTS Oversight Committee Discusses Vision and Pool Funding for NC Property Tax System

December 11, members of the Oversight Committee for the North Carolina Property Tax System (NCPTS) met to discuss services updates, the long-term vision for the system, and pool funding for 2020-2021. The committee leads a continual improvement process, which is the hallmark of NCPTS - a state of the art property tax program owned and licensed to counties by NCACC. Click here for more info on NCPTS and its Oversight Committee.

NCACC and Golden L.E.A.F. Foundation Host Webinar on Disaster Recovery Grants

NCACC and the Golden L.E.A.F. Foundation recently hosted a webinar for counties under a federal disaster declaration from Hurricanes Matthew, Florence, Michael or Dorian. The presentation provides an overview of the process for applying for Golden L.E.A.F. disaster recovery grants to repair, replace, construct, or improve infrastructure or equipment damaged as a result the disaster. To view a recording of the webinar, click on this link. More information about the Disaster Recovery Grant Program is available here. To discuss questions regarding the application process, please contact Kasey Ginsberg at or by calling (252) 442-7474 or (888) 684-8404.

As Sesame Street Celebrates 50 Years, Transylvania County Becomes First Rural Community Partner

Last month, Sesame Street launched its 50th season, using lovable characters to teach valuable lessons to kids for decades. The non-profit educational organization behind Sesame Street is working with Transylvania County to promote resilient children and families in its first rural pilot community. Click here to watch an interview about the project.

DIT Shares Tips to Avoid Cyber-Related Risks When Using Debit Cards

The Department of Information Technology’s Enterprise Security and Risk Management Office offers some helpful consumer tips in a column of its November newsletter. The column points out several cyber-related risks associated with debit card use and how to mitigate them. Click here to access the newsletter.
On December 7, NCACC Staff, Kathy DeMay and Gail Gardner Participated in the Jingle Bell Run in Raleigh to benefit the Arthritis Foundation

County Briefs

County Commissioners Join NCACC Board Members for Meeting at the White House

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Casey Smith Named as New Davidson County Manager

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Wayne County Delivers a Holiday Message to Thank First Responders and Military Families

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Upcoming Events

Leading Your County Governing Board: An Orientation for County Board Chairs

January 10, Raleigh

Each January, the Association hosts Leading Your County Governing Board: An Orientation for County Board Chairs. This one-day training provides an overview on the legal responsibilities and duties for chairs and vice chairs, how to run a meeting, tips for building and maintaining effective relationships, and advice on becoming an effective communicator not only with the media, but with the community. While this program is designed for board chairs and vice chairs, all commissioners will benefit from the training. County managers, clerks to the board, and county attorneys are also encouraged to attend. Additionally, NCACC has fourth edition copies of "Suggested Rules of Procedure for the Board of County Commissioners" by Trey Allen available for purchase on the event site. The books are $30 and will be distributed at the event or mailed in the case of absence. See event site for more information. Attendees will receive 6 workshop credits toward the LELA program.

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Evaluating Manager and Board Performance

February 21, Kernersville

Local elected boards and their county and municipal managers work interdependently to lead and govern their communities. To be successful, both parties must have a common understanding of their roles and responsibilities, be clear in defining expectations, and know how they will be held accountable. Regular, constructive feedback is important to meeting community expectations and assuring that both the elected and appointed officials are working toward common goals. Participants who complete this program will learn how to develop a successful board self-assessment and manager evaluation process, customize an evaluation process that works for their jurisdiction, and how to avoid common pitfalls.

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