County Assembly Day

County Assembly Day is an opportunity for North Carolina county officials to meet with and hear from state legislative leaders and meet with their state legislative representatives. It is free to attend for all county commissioners and staff.

The NCACC will host its 2017 County Assembly Day on Wednesday, May 10, at the North Carolina Museum of History in Raleigh. Please note that this is a change from years past. The brief program in the morning will be held at the Museum of History rather than at the Quorum Center. The museum is directly across the street from the General Assembly. NCACC will also host the lunch outside the legislative complex.


The activities begin in the morning with a legislative update from NCACC staff and remarks from leaders of the General Assembly. Attendees will then visit the Legislative Building to meet with members of their delegation and advocate on behalf of their counties. Lunch will be served on the lawn outside the General Assembly, and members are encouraged to invite their legislators to join them for lunch and the remainder of the afternoon.


2017 Agenda

Registration Opens at NC Museum of History    8:00 a.m.   
Coffee and Donuts Available 8:00 - 8:45 a.m.
Educational Program and Legislative Updates 9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
Visits to NC General Assembly 10:30 a.m. -
Outdoor Lunch at NC General Assembly 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
  • See the map to the right to find your way around downtown.
  • Parking is available at the Museum of History lot and the Green Square parking deck. These spaces are subject to City of Raleigh parking fees, and may fill up quickly. 
  • Free parking will be available at the Quorum Center, which is 3 blocks (1/3 mile) down Jones Street from the General Assembly. NCACC will provide limited shuttle service from the Quorum Center.

Attending County Assembly Day? Join us for the NC Stepping Up Summit while you're in town!



Counties that are working (or considering an initiative) to reduce the mentally ill population in county jails should apply to attend North Carolina's inaugural Stepping Up Summit on May 9 - the day prior to County Assembly Day. The event will be held at NC State's McKimmon Center from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Speakers include national experts and trendsetters, and representatives from NC counties that are active in Stepping Up. You don't want to miss this call to action!

There is no charge to attend, but seating is limited. Preference will be given to County Commissioners, County Managers, Sheriffs and their designees, court system representatives, and LME/MCOs and treatment provider agencies.


All county officials, regardless of whether they attend the summit, are invited to the Stepping Up Networking Reception at the McKimmon Center from 5 - 6 p.m.

Additional information and an agenda will be posted on the Mental Health & Substance Abuse Resource Page when it becomes available.
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