The North Carolina Association of County Clerks (NCACC) piedmont region Clerks Academy was hosted by the LRCOG on October 1, 2010. The NCACC is a professional organization specifically for county clerks. The organization "gives opportunities for Clerks to exchange ideas/information and initiate plans for continuing organizational activities, formulate specific projects to help develop strong leadership and to separate the position of Clerk to the Board of Commissioners from other positions which had historically performed the duties of Clerk, i.e., Register of Deeds, Finance Officer, Manager." (website)
Twenty clerks from the region attended to hear from State Representative Garland Pierce (District 48), learned the role a Council of Governments plays in support of counties and municipalities from Gainer Cummings and were provided updates on recently enacted laws that impact clerks from School of Government staff member, Fleming Bell.
The regional event was organized by Lumber River Council of Governments Clerk, Gainer Cummings, with support from Bladen County Clerk-Sara West, Hoke County Clerk-Linda Revels, Richmond County Clerk-Marian Savage, Robeson County Clerk-Tammy Freeman and Scotland County Clerk-Ann Kurtzman.
Piedmont Region Clerks Academy, October 2010
Gainer Cummings (LRCOG) greets UNC School of Governments Staff Member and Presenter for the day, Fleming Bell.
Gainer Cummings (LRCOG) and Sara West, Bladen County Clerk.
Hoke County Clerk, Linda Revels, receives flowers from Representative Garland Pierce.
Robeson County Clerk, Tammy Freeman, Co-Host of the Event.
Gainer Cummings with Marian Savage, Richmond County Clerk.
Gainer Cummings with Ann Kurtzman, Scotland County Clerk.