100 Counties Prepared
On August 14, 2021, Brunswick County Commissioner and newly installed N.C. Association of County Commissioners President Frank Williams announced his presidential initiative, 100 Counties Prepared. The initiative was borne out of his experience serving as Chair of the Brunswick County Board of Commissioners during Hurricanes Florence, Dorian, and Isaias, through which he observed a lack of emergency preparedness training suitable for elected officials. He appointed a statewide task force that worked with NCACC staff to develop a full day of emergency preparedness training for elected officials.
Sixty-one county officials from across North Carolina completed the inaugural 100 Counties Prepared Emergency Preparedness Training for County Commissioners, which was held in conjunction with the 115th Annual NCACC Conference in Cabarrus County on August 11, 2022.
The N.C. Association of County Commissioners recently launched a new video series, County Lines, that spotlights the various functions of county government. The third video in the series (below) provides a high-level overview of North Carolina Counties' role in emergency preparedness and management.
News & Updates
Other Media Coverage & Press Releases
Randolph News Now: Two Randolph County Commissioners complete Emergency Preparedness Training
Carolina Journal: N.C. county commissioners unveil new emergency-preparedness initiative
WECT: Brunswick County Commissioner Frank Williams ends term as NCACC president
The Anson Record: Commissioner Woodburn completes emergency preparedness training
Pender County Commissioner Jacqueline Newton Completes the 100 Counties Prepared Emergency Preparedness Training for County Commissioners
Neuse News: Local leaders complete 100 Counties Emergency Preparedness Training
The Brunswick Beacon: Brunswick Commissioners receive recognition for emergency training
The Sylva Herald: Woody completes preparedness class
The News Herald: Burke Commissioner completes emergency preparedness training
Transylvania Times: Commissioner McCall completes emergency preparedness training
Rhino Times: NC County Commissioners Complete Crash Course In Emergency Management
New Hanover County Government: New Hanover County & local officials remain focused on emergency preparedness
WECT: Stoney Creek residents reflect on Hurricane Florence three years later
WECT: Hurricane preparedness still a main focus ahead of Florence anniversary
WNCT: NC counties swear in Commissioner Frank Williams as NCACC President, discusses ‘100 Counties Prepared’ initiative
WECT: Brunswick County commissioner sworn in as 105th NCACC president