County leaders from across the state made a statement earlier this month when 89 out of the state's 100 counties sent leaders to the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners (NCACC) annual legislative goals conference.
Macon County Commissioner Ronnie Beale, who serves as president of the NCACC, noted that the attendance of this year's conference is a testament to the dedication of local governments to work on behalf of their citizens.
“We had representatives from 89 of 100 counties, which shows how important this process is to our members,” said Beale. “We are so incredibly grateful for the participation of so many counties. Our work is just beginning. The NCACC has had a positive relationship with the General Assembly in recent years, and we look forward to working with the legislature on these goals.”