Friend of the Counties Award The Friend of the Counties Award was created to encourage noncounty persons and organizations to take significant actions that advance the interests of counties and the association. Any person or organization in North Carolina or the Unites States who or which is not directly associated with North Carolina county government or the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners (NCACC) is eligible to receive the award.
Selection shall be made each year by the NCACC president after consultation with the NCACC officers. The award shall be presented at the association’s annual conference each year. An appropriate plaque and/or certificate shall commemorate the award.
Friend of the Counties Award Recipients
North Carolina Representatives Becky Carney (Mecklenburg) and Carolyn Justice (Pender)
North Carolina Representatives Bill Owens (Pasquotank) and Wilma Sherrill (Buncombe)
All members of the General Assembly
Ralph W Ketner
Local Government Federal Credit Union (LGFCU) President Maurice Smith
North Carolina Representative Angela Bryant (Nash)
State Sen. Jim Davis (Macon County)
Dr. Joe Zublena, Cooperative Extension Director
Rep. Chuck McGrady (Henderson County) and Rep. Howard J. Hunter III (Hertford County)