(RALEIGH, N.C.) – The North Carolina League of Municipalities has hired Scott Mooneyham to join its governmental affairs team as the League’s advocacy communications strategist. Mooneyham is a household name among followers of North Carolina politics, having covered state and local policy issues for more than 25 years. In his new role, he will manage the League’s legislative and advocacy communications. His first day with the League will be May 27.
“Adding Scott to our governmental affairs team is a grand slam for North Carolina’s cities and towns,” said League Executive Director Paul Meyer. “There is likely no one else in the state who has his experience, familiarity with the General Assembly and knowledge of local issues. He will be a tremendous asset as he draws on this knowledge to illustrate how legislative proposals affect our cities and what tools League members need to remain among the most vibrant municipalities in the nation.”
For the last decade, Mooneyham served as the editor of the N.C. Insider, where his stories and columns have influenced countless policymakers over the years. At the Insider, he was in charge of writing and editing daily reports on the happenings at the General Assembly and in North Carolina state government. During that time he also served as a columnist for the Capitol Press Association, with his opinion pieces appearing in more than 40 newspapers across the state. Prior to serving at the Insider, he was North Carolina’s chief political writer for the Associated Press, covering Congressional races, a presidential debate and the Republican National Convention to name a few. He began his career reporting on local issues at the Fayetteville Observer and the Goldsboro-News Argus.
“I have cherished my time as a reporter and columnist, but the opportunity to join the League was one I could not pass up,” Mooneyham said. “Both North Carolina politics and local issues are close to my heart, and I am grateful for the chance to work on both simultaneously. Cities and towns are the lifeblood of what makes North Carolina great, and I am looking forward to telling their stories to the elected officials, the staff and the citizens who contribute to our municipalities’ success.”
About the League
The North Carolina League of Municipalities is a membership association of 540 great hometowns – representing nearly every municipality in the state. The League advocates for its members, from the largest city to the smallest village, on the full range of legislative issues that affect municipalities.
For more than 100 years, the League has promoted – and continues to promote – good government by offering non-partisan advocacy, insurance and other services – as directed by its membership.