Two-day goals conference on tap

Jan. 23, 2013 @ 07:08 PM

Select members of the Vance County Board of Commissioners will be departing for the bi-annual N.C. Association of County Commissioners’ Legislative Goals Conference today.

County officials from more than 90 counties will meet in Durham County for the two-day event. Gov. Pat McCrory is scheduled to speak to the representatives on Friday.

In a prepared statement, NCACC Deputy Director Kevin Leonard said the meeting is a way to unite commissioners with the goal of determining legislative goals in the best interest of the counties.

“The process is designed to create an informed grassroots organization and to build a cohesiveness of purpose within the organization that, in turn, grants a degree of credibility to the association that is unique,” Leonard said. “All counties and all county officials are invited and encouraged to participate in the legislative goals process.”

Vance County is expected to be represented by board chairman Tommy Hester, commissioners Gordon Wilder of District 3, Archie Taylor of District 2, Terry Garrison of District 6, and Dan Brummitt, of district 4. Jerry Ayscue, the county manager, is also expected to attend.

Hester will be the voting delegate during the conference.
The NCACC goals setting process begins in August of each even-numbered year and consists of five stages, beginning with the solicitation of proposals from counties and ending with the adoption of the legislative agenda at the Legislative Goals Conference.

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