Posted December 21, 2021
Granville County Manager Michael Felts has been appointed to another term on the Risk Management Board of Trustees of the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners (NCACC). Felts joined new and returning members at the quarterly meeting held in Wake County on December 9, 2021, to be sworn-in for a three-year term. New and returning Board members included Bladen County Manager Gregory Martin, Transylvania County Manager Jaime Laughter, Stanley County Commissioner William Lawhon, Stokes County Commissioner Rick Morris, and Scotland County Manager Kevin Patterson. Edgecombe County Commissioner Viola Harris was re-elected as Chair and Tyrrell County Commissioner Tommy Everett remains the Vice-Chair of the Risk Management Board.
“In today’s environment, local government leaders are looking for ways to better anticipate and mitigate risks,” stated Felts. “I am very honored to have been asked to serve another term on the Risk Management Board. This organization is the largest provider of risk management services to county governments in the State of North Carolina and the Board has a true passion for assisting counties.”
During the meeting, the Board of Trustees reviewed and approved the annual audit report for last fiscal year and heard updates on NCACC and legislative developments. The Board also discussed the upcoming renewal season for risk pool members and new programs under consideration.
The NCACC Joint Risk Management Agency provides risk management services to North Carolina Counties. Managed and operated by the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners, it is the largest provider of risk management services to county governments in North Carolina. It is governed by an appointed board of trustees made up of elected county commissioners and senior management staff.
The 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.