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 Meyer appointed League executive director 

November 14, 2013

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Board of Directors unanimously selected the League’s sixth leader

(RALEIGH, N.C.) – The North Carolina League of Municipalities’ Board of Directors has appointed Paul Meyer as the organization’s next executive director. Meyer is currently the League’s director of governmental affairs. The League Board unanimously selected Meyer, who is only the sixth full-time executive director in the League’s 105-year history.

“Paul’s experience working on behalf of North Carolina local governments has prepared him well for this position,” said Goldsboro Mayor Al King, League president. “The League Board of Directors is confident that Paul is the right person for this job. As he builds upon the great work of our previous directors, the League will become more effective at serving our cities and towns.”

Meyer began his service at the League as chief legislative counsel in 2009. In January, he was appointed director of governmental affairs. He brings a robust knowledge of municipal issues with more than 15 years experience working on local government legislative and legal issues. Before joining the League, Meyer spent more than a decade advocating for county governments as a lobbyist for the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners. He has also worked in private law practice and in the commercial insurance field. He is a graduate of Wake Forest University and earned a law degree from Campbell University School of Law.   

“It is a privilege and an honor to assume leadership of this great organization. North Carolina has great cities, towns and villages, and it is a pleasure to serve them,” said Meyer. “As executive director, I hope to build upon the League’s history while moving the organization forward.”

Meyer will work with Ellis Hankins, who announced his retirement in June, to transition into the role before Hankins’ retirement on January 31.   

About NCLM

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.