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Disaster Recovery Information Sessions Underway

In response to the destruction brought on by Hurricane Matthew, the western wildfires, and Tropical Storms Julia and Hermine, Golden LEAF president Dan Gerlach presented information on opportunities for disaster relief funds over the course of six meetings throughout the eastern part of the state. 

These funds stem from the Disaster Recovery Act of 2016, which includes an allocation of $25 million to the Golden LEAF Foundation, including $20 million to provide grants to local governments for infrastructure and $5 million for small business loans, as well as $10 million to the Department of Commerce for local government infrastructure grants and $10 million to the Department of Environmental Quality for infrastructure repair and cleanup.

The funds will provide relief for more than 30,000 businesses and 400,000 employees who suffered the effects of these disasters. 

For more information on how to apply for disaster relief funds, click here.

Federal Goals Approved

The Board of Directors adopted 10 federal legislative priorities for the 2017-18 Congressional Biennium during its Feb. 15, 2017, meeting in Raleigh. At the top of this list of priorities are topics concerning remote sales tax collection, high-speed broadband access, and funding for county infrastructure and programs that will assist in meeting public needs.

The proposals will be presented to the N.C. Congressional Delegation during the NCACC's annual Congressional Breakfast, which will be held Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017, at the Capitol Hill Club in Washington, D.C. 

For more information on these priority federal issues, click here.

NC Council for Women to Host Inaugural Women's Commission Event

On March 30, 2017 in recognition of Women’s History Month, the NC Council for Women and Youth Involvement is hosting an inaugural luncheon/conference to promote women’s commissions and leadership. Presentations from leaders of existing commissions, guidance for creating commissions, and highlights of successful programming and outcomes will be provided to participants.

“The Council for Women and Youth Involvement’s legacy is its ability to inform citizens, government, and elected officials through the promotion of policies that inspire and improve the lives of women and youth. We are here to give support in the furtherance of Women’s Commissions through distributing information, providing technical assistance, and building relationships,” said Gale McKoy Wilkins, Executive Director of the NC Council for Women and Youth Involvement.

Registration opens at 11:00 a.m.
11:30 - 1:30 p.m. Lunch/Conference
Location – The Woman’s Club of Raleigh

Click here for more info

Walter Marshall, longtime county commissioner, dies at 74

by Jordan Howse, Winston-Salem Journal

Forsyth County commissioners can’t always agree on policy, but they do agree that Commissioner Walter Marshall was a legend.

Marshall, 74, died suddenly of natural causes Wednesday morning, according to his wife, Paulette.

Click here to read more about Commissioner Marshall’s exceptional career.

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Upcoming Events

February 25, 2017 - March 1, 2017
National Association of Counties Legislative Conference, Marriott Wardman Park Hotel
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March 2, 2017
County Convening on Medicaid, Quorum Center
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March 9, 2017 - March 17, 2017
Risk Management Spring 2017 Regional Meetings
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Exciting new feature - LELA "Passport to Learning" Report
County commissioners can now find their individual LELA “Passport to Learning” reports online at! Reports include each commissioner’s current level of recognition (Practitioner, Master, or Mentor), credits needed to move up to the next level, links to upcoming LELA events and attendance records. This is a searchable database that will be updated regularly.
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