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NC Association of County Commissioners and NC League of Municipalities Partner to Host Hurricane Matthew Legislative Input Sessions



Released: November 22, 2016
 
Governor Pat McCrory recently established the Hurricane Matthew Recovery Committee, focused on rebuilding communities impacted by the hurricane. The NC Association of County Commissioners and NC League of Municipalities serve on the committee and partnered to hold legislative input sessions to collect thoughts from local government leaders on what it is going to take to recover from the hurricane.

Representatives from the North Carolina Division of Emergency Management and Federal Emergency Management Agency were on-site during the input sessions to answer questions and discuss next steps. NC Division of Emergency Management Director Mike Sprayberry shared at one input session, “Local emergency management at the county level were key to the success of the state’s response… we couldn’t have done it without them.”

NCACC President and Davidson County Commissioner Fred McClure sees the Hurricane Matthew Recovery Committee effort as an opportunity to ensure local leaders’ voices are heard. “The Association wants to do whatever we can to help our counties connect with the resources they’ll need to overcome this tragedy, as well as others like the wildfires in our western counties. We are at our best when all 100 counties work together and support one another.”

Sessions were held last week in Elizabeth City (Pasquotank County), Kenansville (Duplin County), Lumberton (Robeson County), New Bern (Craven County) and Williamston (Martin County). A final session will be held in Raleigh (Wake County) November 29th.
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