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Person County Commissioner Ray Jeffers Launches Candidacy for NACo 2nd Vice President

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Contact: Lacy Pate

Raleigh, NC - The North Carolina Association of County Commissioners (NCACC) is proud to announce that NCACC Past President and Person County Commissioner, Brannon “Ray” Jeffers has launched his candidacy to become the Second Vice President of the National Association of Counties (NACo).  NACo is a national advocacy and leadership organization representing the common interests of 3,069 county governments throughout the country.  

“I have gained valuable perspective serving as a county commissioner, past president for North Carolina’s 100 counties, and as a NACo Board member.  Each county offers important insight and the county voice is needed to produce effective solutions.  As NACo Second Vice President, I will bring the rich diversity of views among counties into harmony to solve our toughest problems,” said Commissioner Ray Jeffers.

Commissioner Jeffers is currently serving in his third term as a Person County Commissioner and fourth term on the NACo Board of Directors.  He previously served as the 97th President of the NCACC (from 2013-2014) and has the distinction of being the youngest President in the Association’s history.  As NCACC President, Jeffers led an initiative to examine and enhance the county role in economic development to achieve sustainable growth for all counties – large and small, rural and urban.  He has also focused on farmland preservation, senior services and recreation for all citizens.

Jeffers also serves as a member of the N.C Agricultural Development and Farmland Preservation Trust Fund Board.  He is a former member of the N.C. Rural Center New Generation Advisory Council, and formerly served as Chair of the National Association of Counties Rural Action Caucus.  He attended Piedmont Community College and North Carolina Agriculture & Technical University, and is an alumni of Cambridge Leadership Institute’s county leadership program.