Benefits of Membership

Membership Benefits 2015-16
  • Provides advocacy services at the state legislature, including promoting legislation beneficial to counties and opposing legislation that is harmful
  • Provides policy expertise to members in multiple areas, including health and human services, justice and public safety, education, finance, elections, environment and transportation, and to state executive and legislative staff on the effect of decisions on counties
  • Serve as liaison between state agencies and counties
  • Reports on state government legislative and executive activities through speaking engagements, electronic newsletters, videos and webinars
  • Undertakes federal advocacy through NACo and NCACC’s federal consultant
  • Provides free access to networking forums including District Meetings, County Assembly Day and Steering Committee Meetings
  • Hosts webinars and provides information designed to equip county managers and others on legislative actions and other hot topics
Education and Conferences
  • Offers year-round live and web-based education and training programs for newly elected and veteran county commissioners, to provide them the knowledge and skills needed to lead and govern their counties
  • Recognizes commissioners for their commitment to lifelong learning through the Local Elected Leaders Academy and the Advanced Leadership Corps
  • Helps develop future county leaders through the annual NCACC Youth Summit, which teaches county government and leadership skills to students ages 14-18
  • Provides support and funding for the NCACC-ICMA County Management Fellowship Program, which provides a hands-on, yearlong mentoring experience for recent masters-level graduates to promote careers in county management.
Member Services
  • Administers Debt Setoff Program which returned $23 million to counties last year and $172 million since inception
  • Facilitates EMS Medicaid which returned $29 million to counties last year and $258 million returned since 1999
  • Offers LGFCU Excellence in Innovation Program which awards up to $10,000 to county employees for innovative work and serves as a method to share best practices.
  • Advises county management by providing ongoing outreach and support on developing budgets, trouble-shooting county-specific issues, recruiting county managers and assisting with project management
Risk Management
  • Offers comprehensive protection - insurance coverage designed by counties for counties; Largest and most continuous provider of North Carolina County Government insurance protection
  • Managed by Board of Trustees comprised of counties and their commissioners
  • Teaches safety programs designed to protect county assets, activities and employees
  • Offers reconstruction appraisal service for county owned buildings and properties
  • Has an unmatched legal defense experience for law enforcement and public officials
  • Equips county with practical advice through support services such as Human Resources Legal Helpline
  • Provides risk managers educational opportunities through scholarships
  • Through the NC Center for County Research, collects and publishes survey data from NC counties
  • Conducts the annual Budget and Tax Survey by compiling information from all 100 counties on budget actions, including school appropriations
  • Compiles the annual Map Book, a geographical presentation of essential county indicators
  • Organizes Quick Response Teams to consult with county staff on issues requiring technical expertise
  • Produces annual “Fearless Forecast” and “Fiscal Summary” reports to help county management with budgeting and benchmarking
  • Files amicus briefs with appellate courts on county issues of statewide significance
  • Consults with county commissioners, county attorneys and county staff on legal issues impacting counties
  • Organizes annual attorneys conference to provide continuing legal education credits pertinent to counties
  • Analyzes legal impacts of proposed legislation