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Greene attends Legislative Goals Conference

RALEIGH – Northampton County Commissioner Fannie P. Greene attended the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners’ 2017 Legislative Goals Conference, which was held at the Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley January 12-13.

Northampton County Commissioner Fannie Greene is shown here with Gov. Roy Cooper at the 2017 Legislative Goals Conference. | Photo courtesy Chris Baucom/NCACC

Northampton County Commissioner Fannie Greene is shown here with Gov. Roy Cooper at the 2017 Legislative Goals Conference. | Photo courtesy Chris Baucom/NCACC

The Legislative Goals Conference represents the culmination of a thorough, deliberate and inclusive process to set the Association’s legislative agenda for the 2017-18 Legislative Biennium. The complete set of Association legislative goals is available at http://www.ncacc.org/620/2017-18-Legislative-Goals. All counties have the opportunity to send a voting delegate, and many others attend this important event for the Association. More than 200 county officials from across North Carolina attended the event.

Greene stated “Great conference; it gives every county an opportunity to have a voice.”

Commissioner Greene participated in the process by serving as voting delegate for Northampton County and also served on the Justice and Public Safety Steering Committee.

“I appreciate the fact that each county plays a role in the voting process,” she said. “Each goal is reviewed, discussed and then voted on. I have been part of the process several times, it’s a wonderful experience. I thoroughly enjoyed the conference and I also enjoyed giving back to my county.”

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper addressed commissioners during lunch on the opening day of the conference.

“It’s great to be in a room full of public servants… people who deal with constituents about real-life things every day affecting their lives,” the Governor said.

Cooper spoke with the group about his commitment to finding ways to help with issues important to counties including school construction, internet access and economic development. He commented that he considers counties to be “an integral partner” and that he will listen to county officials about what is important at the local level.

Conference attendees also heard from North Carolina Free Enterprise Foundation Executive Director Joe Stewart on the 2016 elections and voting trends across the state, and NCACC Research Director, Linda Millsaps, on an economic outlook for North Carolina.

For information on the NCACC legislative goals process, go to www.ncacc.org/legislativegoals.