100 Counties Prepared

On August 14, 2021, NCACC President Frank Williams announced his presidential initiative, “100 Counties Prepared.” Drawing on his experience as Chair of the Brunswick County Board of Commissioners during Hurricanes Florence, Dorian, and Isaias, President Williams will incorporate several lessons learned as part of his initiative. 

The effort focused on equipping county commissioners with the tools they need to lead effectively during emergency situations. The initiative aims to prepare county commissioners to provide residents with accurate and authoritative information about critical local response and recovery activities such as debris removal, road reopening, and more. 100 Counties Prepared also seeks to empower county commissioners to be a source of hope and reassurance for residents and dispel misinformation commonly found online when emergencies occur.  

President Williams appointed Task Force Co-chairs Randy Thompson, Brunswick County Commissioner and Kay Cashion, Guilford County Commissioner, to lead 100 Counties Prepared. The Task Force is charged with developing a training and education program and compiling emergency readiness resources for county commissioners. It will also focus on helping county commissioners engage with key emergency management partners to foster strategic relationships. 100 Counties Prepared encompasses the full spectrum of emergencies that can occur anywhere in the state, including mudslides, earthquakes, tornados, flooding, hurricane, and pandemic response.

100 Counties Prepared Task Force Members

  • Tracey Johnson, NCACC President-Elect, Washington, County Commissioner
  • Kay Cashion, Task Force Co-Chair, Guilford County Commissioner
  • Randy Thompson, Task Force Co-Chair, Brunswick County Commissioner
  • Glenn Adams, Cumberland County Commissioner
  • Kitty Barnes, Catawba County Commissioner
  • Kevin Gordon, Cleveland County Commissioner
  • Maria Cervania, Wake County Commissioner
  • Hope Haywood, Randolph County Commissioner
  • Ann Keyes, Washington County Commissioner
  • Teresa McCall, Transylvania County Commissioner
  • Linda Rouse Sutton, Lenoir County Commissioner
  • Gordon Wilder, Vance County Commissioner
  • Kris Noble, Hyde County Manager
  • Marche Pittman, Polk County Manager 
  • Robin Caldwell, Cherokee County Emergency Services Director & President of the North Carolina Emergency Management Association
NCACC Past President Frank Williams interview on 100 Counties Prepared initiative with the Wilmington Morning News
NCACC Past President Frank Williams discusses the 100 Counties Prepared initiative on 980 WAAV with Nick Craig.

  • 100 Counties Prepared Training Certificate Recipients
    Dennis AldridgeAvery
    David AllenRandolph
    Wayne AycockWayne
    Phillip Barrier, Jr.Avery
    Barbara BeattyCatawba
    Jamezetta BedfordOrange
    Jennifer BestHaywood
    Ed BoothBeaufort
    Doug BridgesCleveland
    Haynes BrigmanBrunswick
    Dan BrummittVance
    Derek BurressGreene
    Chelsey ButlerRandolph
    Sherry ButlerCatawba
    Pauline CampbellRobeson
    Kay CashionGuilford
    Maria CervaniaWake
    Lavern ColemanColumbus
    Marty CookeBrunswick
    Joshua CreightonWake
    Charlie DunnJones
    Yolanda FeimsterVance
    Mike ForteBrunswick
    Deb HaysNew Hanover
    Hope HaywoodRandolph
    Bob HovisGaston
    Selina JarvisCurrituck
    Ann KeyesWashington
    Bob KirbyChowan
    Jerol KivettSampson
    Randal MathewsHyde
    Russ MayGranville
    Teresa McCallTransylvania
    David MoxleyYadkin
    Scott MulweeBurke
    Jacqueline NewtonPender
    Kris NobleHyde
    Carol PhelpsWashington
    Curtis PotterWashington
    Renee PriceOrange
    Earl PughHyde
    Franchion RobinsonMontgomery
    Walter ScottOnslow
    John ShawMontgomery
    Ben SimmonsHyde
    Kirk SmithLee
    Ronnie SmithMartin
    David StanleyBrunswick
    Steve StoneBrunswick
    Linda Rouse SuttonLenoir
    Patricia SykesBrunswick
    Randy ThompsonBrunswick
    Cindy TurbyfillAvery
    Julius WalkerWashington
    Frankie WatersBeaufort
    Ronnie WhetstineCleveland
    Gordon WilderVance
    Barbara WilliamsNorthampton
    Frank WilliamsBrunswick
    Jarvis T. WoodburnAnson
    Gayle WoodyJackson
    Rob ZappleNew Hanover