NCACC Steering Committees to begin Legislative Goals review
The NCACC's seven steering committees will each meet during the month of October to begin the process of reviewing legislative goals proposals. Each committee will review the proposals relevant to its subject area and then forward a package of goals to the Legislative Goals Committee. Steering Committee membership is open to all county commissioners and appropriate county staff. To sign up for a committee, please visit the NCACC website.
Steering Committee schedule
Agriculture Steering Committee meeting - October 5, 2016
Environment Steering Committee meeting - October 11, 2016
General Government Steering Committee meeting - October 12, 2016
Justice & Public Safety Steering Committee meeting - October 18, 2016
Tax & Finance Steering Committee meeting - October 20, 2016
Health & Human Services Steering Committee meeting - October 25, 2016
Public Education Steering Committee meeting - October 27, 2016
Learn about county government through the eyes of young people. As a pre-conference assignment, registrants for the 2016 YouthVoice were asked to either attend a Board of Commissioners meeting and interview a county commissioner, or visit their county manager and tour the county administrative building. The reports have been posted on the NCACC website.
Lightning - our sneaky menace
Managing Your Risk Bob Carruth - Risk Control Manager
What do you think is the most common property-related claim for the Risk Management Pools? Although we tend to focus on the wind, rain, or fire damage claims that occur each year, none of these qualify (unless they occur as part of a named storm,). If you guessed lightning strikes, then give yourself a gold star. Since 2010, 172 lightning strikes have resulted in close to $1.5 million in property losses for the Risk Management Pools. Click here for more...
The County Research Pulse
Paige Worsham - NCACC Research Analyst
The Center for County Research has released its “2016 NC Counties: Between the Lines” publication, which features 60 maps and follows in the trend of the “2015 County Snapshots” publication to highlight demographic, economic and educational figures from North Carolina’s 100 counties.
These full-color maps include Education indicators, like lottery fund distribution and current expense spending by county; Economic Development data on the average daily commute by residents in each county and property tax rates; Health and Human Services information; and General Government and Demographic data.
Click here to access the full publication and explore the Interactive Data Maps, which display additional details about each county.
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Click here to see a complete listing of UNC School of Government upcoming training events for county officials.
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
N.C. Go Annual Meeting
NC Go will host its annual meeting on Wednesday, October 12, 2016. Rep. John Torbett, a former Gaston County Commissioner, and Joe Stewart, Executive Director of the NC FreeEnterprise Foundation (NCFEF), will be the feature speakers to discuss transportation issues, including funding, in North Carolina.