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Buncombe County Commissioner Terri Wells Builds Partnerships at County Advocacy Days

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Wake County, N.C. – On May 23 and 24, the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners (NCACC) held its premier advocacy event in Wake County to bring together county leaders for advocacy meetings. On Tuesday evening, Governor Roy Cooper, Senate President Pro Tempore Phil Berger, and Representative Destin Hall of the North Carolina General Assembly addressed county commissioners and state legislators in Raleigh as part of the NCACC’s County Advocacy Days. The dinner event hosted more than 200 legislators, county commissioners, and county staff.

On day two of the event, commissioners visited legislative offices to advocate and engage with legislators on issues that affect counties.

County Advocacy Day is an annual event that provides a platform for county commissioners and county officials to hear from state leaders and discuss the issues affecting their communities.

NCACC President and Washington County Commissioner Tracey Johnson spoke on the opportunities that County Assembly Days provides. “County Advocacy Days is a unique event that brings elected leaders together to dine, listen, and learn about relevant issues affecting counties and our communities. It was an honor to host Governor Roy Cooper, Senate Pro tempore Phil Berger, and Representative Destin Hall. This Association has the privilege of working with commissioners to empower them in advocacy and to find common ground with our state representatives.”

County attendees updated their legislators on community developments and discussed opportunities for collaboration and ways to improve the lives of all North Carolinians. The NCACC recognizes counties’ critical role and partnership with the state of North Carolina.

Amber Harris, NCACC’s Director of Government Relations, highlighted the importance of collaboration, stating that “County Advocacy Days are a unique opportunity for county commissioners to engage in elected-to-elected advocacy with members of the General Assembly. They're partners in the mission of providing essential services and ensuring the best quality of life for all North Carolinians--we want to be sure to spread the message the policy makers can count on counties. Collaboration is key!” 

About the NCACC

The North Carolina Association of County Commissioners (NCACC) is the official voice of all 100 counties on issues being considered by the General Assembly, Congress and federal and state agencies. The Association provides expertise to counties in the areas of advocacy, research, risk management and education and leadership training.


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Updated May 30, 2023 03:29 PM
Published May 30, 2023 03:26 PM