North Carolina County Clerks Association

Jason Robinson signing documentLetter from the President – Fall 2019

Hello Clerk Family,

I finally believe that fall has arrived in all of North Carolina. After many days in the 90’s over the last few weeks, these last few days feel really nice.

I have really enjoyed our fall regionals this year. I have seen parts of the state that I haven’t gotten to see before and have been treated to some great fellowship, fantastic information, and wonderful food!! Those of you that know me know that I love food and getting to go to all three regionals has been a real treat for my taste buds. My only regret is that I don’t have some more regionals to attend! I want to thank all of the host counties: Pasquotank, Gates, Currituck, Camden, Guilford, and Cleveland for the phenomenal job that you all did with the regionals this year! I know everyone had a great time and learned a lot.

As we move further into fall please remember our Annual City/County Clerk Academy and Institute. This is going to be held at the Sheraton Imperial in Durham November 13-15. If you have looked at the agenda, you know that we are all in for two and a half days of a great program. After the last couple of years of having this Academy and Institute in January getting stuck in the snow, I for one am very happy to have it moved to November. If it snows in Durham in November I’m just going to give up.

This actually marks a return of sorts for the clerks to November. I was reading a history of the North Carolina Association of County Clerks until 1979 supplied to me by Secretary Trisha Hogan the other day. The very first gathering of city and county clerks was held, at what was then the Institute of Government in Chapel Hill, in November of 1975. This was before the association was officially formed but as a history buff I enjoyed reading the early accounts of trying to form the association. With that account of our history it is remarkable to see where we have come from and I am so excited to see where we go from here.

I want to again thank everyone for all that you do for the association and your counties. I know you all don’t hear it enough but I for one want you to know how much you are appreciated and valued. I truly believe that clerks are the engine that drives county government. I look forward to seeing everyone in Durham in November. Enjoy the fall weather!!              


J. Jason Robinson, President
North Carolina Association of County Clerks