NCACC tabs Carter

Published 12:00 am Monday, December 15, 2003

JACKSON – As of November 21, the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners (NCACC) will have a new face on their Environment Steering Committee.

NCACC President Noah Woods appointed Northampton County Commissioner Robert V. Carter to serve as Chairman for the committee for 2003-2004. Carter previously served as Chairman from 2002-2003 and as a result of his recent appointment, he will also serve as a member of the NCACC’s Board of Directors.

&uot;Robert has a capacity to grasp issues, analyze them and develop realistic conclusions,&uot; said C. Ronald Aycock, Executive Director of the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners.

Aycock continued, &uot;County governments in North Carolina play a key role in the development and implementation of environmental policy. Powers delegated to counties for protection of the public health and regulation of development are important tools for carrying out measures to protect land, air and water resources.&uot;

There are seven advisory steering committees in the Association that are dedicated to studying issues, whether on their own or at the request of the Board of Directors, and make policy recommendations to the Board.

The steering committees also review proposed legislative goals prior to being integrated as part of the Association’s Legislative Goals package.

&uot;He’s articulate and well versed in the issues within the county,&uot; said Virginia Spruill Chairwoman for the Northampton County Board of Commissioners, who serves with Carter. &uot;They could not have chosen a better person for the job.&uot;

Northampton County Manager Wayne Jenkins commented, &uot;It’s not surprising that Commissioner Carter was chosen by the NCACC. He demonstrates strong leadership and he will serve the state well in that position. We are mighty proud of Mr. Carter and his positive representation and promotion of Northampton County.&uot;

The North Carolina Association of County Commissioners is the official voice of all 100 counties on issues being considered by the General Assembly and Congress.