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Pitt County Commissioner to lead statewide association
 
Pitt County Chairman Glen Webb took the reins as President of the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners on Aug. 22 and pledged to help counties continue to be the most effective and responsive level of government in the state.

"I’m proud to be a county commissioner because we have built the most responsive and stable governments in this state," said Webb during his inaugural address. "We play by the rules even though many times they are stacked against us.

"That success is because we work hard and we work together. We have to do our job with compromise, ingenuity and backbones made of iron.  We do not have the luxury of distance from our constituents, and moreover we don’t seek it."

More than 350 county officials representing 90 counties convened last week for the NCACC's 108th Annual Conference at the Greenville Convention Center in Pitt County.

Surry County Vice Chairman Larry Phillips emerged from a three-way race to win the election for Second Vice President. Davidson County Commissioner Fred McClure became President Elect, Durham County Commissioner Brenda Howerton became First Vice President and Macon County Commissioner Ronnie Beale became Past President.

Stokes County Commissioner Leon Inman was named the winner of the 2015 Outstanding County Commissioner Award. Inman was selected for his service in leading the NCACC's Mental Health Engagement Task Force, which released a report at the conference with several recommendations for counties to improve access to services for the state's most vulnerable population.

Rep. Chuck McGrady (Henderson) and Rep. Howard J. Hunter III (Hertford) were named winners of the 2015 Friend of the Counties award for their continued support of county government. Hunter, who served as NCACC President in 2013-14, and McGrady were honored for continuing to represent the interests of counties as legislators. McGrady served on the NCACC Board of Directors before he was elected to the legislature for the first time in 2010.

Randolph County Commissioner Darrell Frye was inducted into the NCACC Hall of Fame. Frye, who served as NCACC President in 1990-91 and won the Outstanding County Commissioner Award in 1992, has been a Randolph County Commissioner since 1982, making him one of the longest-serving commissioners in the state.