LOCAL LEADERS ADVOCATE FOR MUNICIPAL INTERESTS AT GENERAL ASSEMBLYbladenonline 03/19/2015 0 COMMENTS
Hundreds of elected officials and municipal staff visited Raleigh for meetings with legislators, the Governor and state officials.
(RALEIGH, N.C.) – Brenda Clark, Administration Director from the Town of White Lake attended the North Carolina League of Municipalities Annual Town Hall Day on Wednesday, March 18. Town Hall Day draws elected officials, business and civic leaders, and municipal staff to Raleigh to personally visit state legislators and discuss issues of importance to municipalities. About 500 municipal leaders from across the state attended Town Hall Day.
During Town Hall Day, attendees met one-on-one with their General Assembly representatives and heard from Gov. Pat McCrory, who spoke about the goals for his administration at the afternoon state agencies panel discussion with North Carolina Secretary of Transportation, Tony Tata and Secretary of Cultural Resources, Susan Kluttz. In addition, N.C. Senate President Pro Tempore, Phil Berger and N.C. Speaker of the House, Tim Moore spoke to Town Hall Day attendees about legislative decisions affecting municipalities.
“Town Hall Day gives municipal officials from around the state a wonderful opportunity to meet with their legislators on the ground where state policies are actually being determined,” League Executive Director Paul Meyer said. “With a united voice, representatives of cities and towns are able to make known their concerns while also emphasizing and furthering the partnerships between municipal and state government that, after all, are about more effectively serving our residents.”
About the League
The North Carolina League of Municipalities is a membership association of 540 great hometowns – representing nearly every municipality in the state. The League advocates for its members, from the largest city to the smallest village, on the full range of legislative issues that affect municipalities.
For more than 100 years, the League has promoted – and continues to promote – good government by offering non-partisan advocacy, insurance and other services – as directed by its membership.Share: