Wake County, N.C. – Governor Roy Cooper, NC Senator Lisa Barnes, and Department of Public Safety Secretary Eddie Buffaloe Jr. addressed county leaders at the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners (NCACC) Legislative Goals Conference, held November 16-17. Following remarks from NCACC President and Washington County Board Chair Tracey Johnson, county commissioners participated in voting sessions to finalize legislative goals, which guide the Association’s advocacy efforts. 

“County commissioners help make our state a stronger place to live, learn, work and raise a family,” said Governor Roy Cooper. “By leveraging new federal funds, we’re working together to ensure more North Carolinians have access to health care, high-speed internet access and resilient infrastructure.”

NCACC President Tracey Johnson spoke on the significance of collaboration in the legislative goals process. “This is a great opportunity to learn about why these goals are important to counties, directly from fellow commissioners,” said Johnson. “The proposals we approve during this conference will provide direction for our advocacy efforts for the next two years; and because of this process, we are able to speak with the voice of all 100 counties.”

The Legislative Goals Conference is the final step in a comprehensive process, which gives each county an opportunity to shape NCACC’s  2023-2024 legislative agenda. To view the full list of approved goals, visit www.ncacc.org/legislativegoals.

Editors: Print quality photos may be downloaded for use at: www.ncacc.org/goalsconferencephotos. Photos should be credited as follows: Photo courtesy NCACC.

About the NCACC: The North Carolina Association of County Commissioners (NCACC) is the official voice of all 100 counties on issues being considered by the General Assembly, Congress and federal and state agencies. The Association provides expertise to counties in the areas of advocacy, research, risk management and education and leadership training.