County Government 101

County Caucus hosts County 101 session for new legislators

More than 30 legislators, including many of the newly elected Representatives and Senators, attended a County 101 training session hosted by the General Assembly’s County Caucus on Feb. 19, 2013. The session was sponsored by the NCACC and School of Government and gave the newly elected legislators an overview of the state-county relationship.

Intergovernmental Relations Director Rebecca Troutman reviewed many of the research activities and other resources offered by the NCACC to help the new legislators understand the role of counties in the intergovernmental system.
The County Caucus is co-chaired by Sens. Earline Parmon (pictured at podium), a former Forsyth County Commissioner, and Jim Davis, a former Macon County Commissioner, and Reps. Becky Carney, a former Mecklenburg County Commissioner, and Chuck McGrady, a former Henderson County Commissioner.

Kara Millonzi of the School of Government reviewed the structure, function and authority of county government, and Gerry Cohen, the General Assembly’s Special Counsel, discussed the differences between a local bill and statewide legislation.