The North Carolina Association of County Commissioners (NCACC) is a non-partisan organization that serves as the official voice of all 100 counties on issues considered by the General Assembly, Congress, and federal and state agencies. The Association provides advocacy expertise to counties and employs a team of registered lobbyists, who advocate on behalf of counties’ interests before dozens of administrative, legislative, and rule-making committees both during and in between legislative sessions.
Below is the list of NCACC’s top five legislative goals for 2023-2024 as determined at the Legislative Goals Conference.
Seek legislation, funding, and other efforts to expand digital infrastructure/broadband capability to the unserved and under-served areas and residents of the state.
Seek additional revenue sources to address statewide public school and community college capital needs and ensure methods used to distribute school capital funding considers the needs of both low-wealth and growing counties. Revisions to the Needs-Based Public School Capital Fund that will allow for more access to counties and allow for faster school construction to include allowing projects that have not previously been awarded a grant to commence and remain eligible for future grant application periods.
Support expansion of Medicaid as well as related funding and operational flexibility for counties to expand county workforce and necessary infrastructure.
Advocacy Tools & Printables
- State and Local Government Finance Division – supports over 1,300 units of local government through the sale and delivery of all State and local debt, monitoring debt repayment, counseling and assisting local governments issuing debt, and monitoring and analyzing the fiscal health and accounting practices of all local governments.
- OSBM Log Into North Carolina – interactive data retrieval service containing historical information for over 900 data items and a variety of geographic areas within the state, including population, labor force, education, transportation, revenue, agriculture, vital statistics, energy and utilities, and more.
- North Carolina Guide to Open Government and Public Records – a publication of the North Carolina Attorney General’s Office and the North Carolina Press Association on the state’s open records and meetings laws.
- NCDHHS’ Response to COVID-19: North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. NCDHHS offers COVID resources, information and assistance
- NC Medicaid: County Playbook: Medicaid Managed Care—NC DHHS COVID-19 NCDHHS developed a “County Playbook” to support North Carolina’s transition to Medicaid Managed Care.
- The North Carolina Office of Recovery and Resiliency (NCORR) assists disaster survivors and local governments with disaster recovery and improving resiliency.
- The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction is responsible for all aspects of the state’s public school system and works under the direction of the North Carolina State Board of Education. It administers the Needs-Based Public School Capital Fund, which assists lower-wealth counties with critical public school capital needs.
- The North Carolina Department of Military and Veterans Affairs publishes an annual resource guide to provide a comprehensive source of information on the most frequently accessed state and federal resources for veterans, service members and their families.