Steering Committees

NCACC’s seven Steering Committees assist the Board of Directors in setting policy for the Association in the areas of Agriculture, Environment, General Government, Health and Human Services, Justice and Public Safety, Public Education, and Tax and Finance. Steering Committee attendance is open to all county commissioners, as well as county staff who specialize in committee-related fields.

Each year, the NCACC President appoints a chairperson to lead and represent each Steering Committee on the Board of Directors. The chair of each Steering Committee plays an important role in leading committee meetings and identifying specific topics for discussion within the committee’s jurisdiction.

Steering Committee Membership List

The following committee appointments were confirmed the week of October 23. Appointments for the 2023-2024 committees will end July 31, 2024. Committee membership is limited to county commissioners, but county staff and affiliates are welcome to join meetings as non-member attendees. All steering committees will meet virtually in November. Check the NCACC Calendar for more details.

  • 2023-2024 NCACC Steering Committee


    Commissioners Jerol Kivett (Sampson), Vickie Adamson (Wake), Dennis Aldridge (Avery), David Allen (Randolph), Barbara Beatty (Catawba), Stoney Greene (Wilkes), Tracey Johnson (Washington), Brandon King (Stanly), Bob Kirby (Chowan), Ellis Lawrence (Chowan), Tommy Long (Haywood), Harley Masters (Mitchell), Todd McNeill (Ashe), Earl Pugh (Hyde), Walter Scott (Onslow), Derrick Sims (Person), John Spruill (Washington), Brad Stroud (Iredell), Frankie Waters (Beaufort), Terri Wells (Buncombe), Larry Yoder (Alexander) 


    Commissioners Todd McNeill (Ashe; Steering Committee Chair), Stoney Greene (Wilkes), Shevel Hunt (Craven), Wendy Jacobs (Durham), R.S. “Butch” Lawter Jr. (Johnston), Elaine Powell (Mecklenburg), Derrick Sims (Person), Terri Wells (Buncombe), Rob Zapple (New Hanover) 

    General Government

    Commissioners Ann Keyes (Washington; Steering Committee Chair), Nida Allam (Durham), Sean Alston (Vance), Kevin Austin (Yadkin), Jonathan Barfield Jr. (New Hanover), Barbara Beatty (Catawba), Nimasheena Burns (Durham), Derek Burress (Greene), Kay Cashion (Guilford), Tony Cozart (Granville), Kevin Gordon (Cleveland), Patrick Harris (Johnston), Gene Houpe (Iredell), Brenda Howerton (Durham), Bob Kirby (Chowan), R.S. “Butch” Lawter Jr. (Johnston), Todd McNeill (Ashe), Don Mial (Wake), Stephen Morris (Cabarrus), Althea Riddick (Gates), Julius Walker Jr. (Washington), Lewis Weatherspoon (Harnett), Rob Zapple (New Hanover) 

    Health and Human Services

    Commissioners George Dunlap (Mecklenburg; Steering Committee Chair), Kevin Austin (Yadkin), Whitney Aydlett (Camden), Melvetta Broadnax Taylor (Northampton), Derek Burress (Greene), Pauline Campbell (Robeson), Carly Cooke (Guilford), June Cummings (Lenoir), Patrick Harris (Johnston), Wendy Jacobs (Durham), Tracey Johnson (Washington), Todd McNeill (Ashe), Charles Peterson (Bladen), Walter Scott (Onslow), Cheryl Stallings (Wake) 

    Justice and Public Safety

    Commissioners Randy Thompson (Brunswick; Steering Committee Chair), Sean Alston (Vance), Jonathan Barfield Jr. (New Hanover), Michael Benfield (Rutherford), Ed Booth (Beaufort), Wayne Branch (Duplin), Tony Braswell (Johnston), Pauline Campbell (Robeson), Larry Chapman (Transylvania), Burt Connolly (Iredell), Kevin Gordon (Cleveland), Patrick Harris (Johnston), Wendy Jacobs (Durham), Brandon King (Stanly), Don Mial (Wake), Martin Moore (Buncombe), Ross Munro (Camden), Ronald Roberson (Bertie), Walter Scott (Onslow), James Shores (Davidson), Derrick Sims (Person), Lewis Weatherspoon (Harnett) 

    Public Education

    Commissioners Randy Burns (Burke; Steering Committee Chair), Kevin Austin (Yadkin), Linda Brewer (Halifax), Melvetta Broadnax Taylor (Northampton), Heidi Carter (Durham), Steve Carter (Alamance), Carly Cooke (Guilford), Tony Cozart (Granville), Amanda Edwards (Buncombe), Susan Evans (Wake), Mike Forte (Brunswick), Viola Harris (Edgecombe), Gene Houpe (Iredell), Tracey Johnson (Washington), Brandon King (Stanly), Bob Kirby (Chowan), Ellis Lawrence (Chowan), R.S. “Butch” Lawter Jr. (Johnston), Don Martin (Forsyth), Teresa McCall (Transylvania), Mark Price (Onslow), Mark Richardson (Rockingham), Geneva Riddick-Faulkner (Northampton), Susan Rodriguez-McDowell (Mecklenburg), Cole Setzer (Catawba), Jarvis Woodburn (Anson), Malishai Woodbury (Forsyth), Larry Yoder (Alexander) 

    Tax and Finance

    Commissioners Marshall Faircloth (Cumberland; Steering Committee Chair), Dennis Aldridge (Avery), Nida Allam (Durham), Jonathan Barfield Jr. (New Hanover), Tony Braswell (Johnston), Lisa Carpenter (Onslow), Kay Cashion (Guilford), Jake Dalton (Transylvania), Bob Hovis (Gaston), Frankie T. Jones (Guilford), Bob Kirby (Chowan), Teresa McCall (Transylvania), Nick Picerno (Moore), Terry Renegar (Davie), Althea Riddick (Gates), Pamela Tyler Thompson (Alamance), Lewis Weatherspoon (Harnett)