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Happy Holidays from the Government Affairs Team!

The League's Government Affairs team would like to wish you and yours a very happy holiday season. It has been our pleasure to work with all of you in 2013 as you have done the important work of advocating for your cities, towns, and villages. 2013 was an exciting year for municipalities in North Carolina, and 2014 will certainly bring more of the same. We look forward to continuing to serve you in any way we can, and please never hesitate to let us know how we can be of assistance to you. Happy holidays!

Happy Holidays from the Governmental Affairs team

Bottom, from left: Legislative & Regulatory Issues Manager Erin Wynia, Policy & Communication Specialist Chris Nida, and Government Affairs Assistant Cara Bridges

Top, from left: Governmental Affairs Associate Whitney Christensen, Director of Governmental Affairs Paul Meyer, and Grassroots Coordinator/Legislative Assistant Jennifer Webb


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Thank You to League Research Intern Michael James

This fall the League's Government Affairs team was fortunate to have Michael James on board as a Research Intern. Michael is a current student in the N.C. State MPA program and has provided invaluable assistance on the League's budget & tax rate survey, in addition to monitoring legislative committees and contributing to the League's legislative communications. We are sad that Michael's time with us is coming to an end, but excited for him that he will begin work in January as a Management Fellow for Lee County. We wish Michael all the best, and thank him for all that he has done for our team. Best of luck in the future, Michael!

League Research Intern Michael James

League Research Intern Michael James


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Banner Elk Mayor Among Gov. McCrory's Appointments

Governor Pat McCrory recently announced a number of appointments to boards and commissions around the state. Among them was Town of Banner Elk Mayor Brenda Lyerly, who was appointed to the North Carolina Code Officials Qualification Board. That board trains, tests and certifies local code officials. Other boards and commissions of interest to local governments that recently had members appointed include the Local Governmental Employees' Retirement System and the State Property Tax Commission.
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Happy New Year; See You in 2014!

One final note: This will be the last LINC'ed IN publication of 2013. LINC'ed IN will resume publication on Jan. 10, 2014. We will return then to weekly publication of all the legislative and regulatory happenings of interest to North Carolina's cities and towns. Have a happy New Year!