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League Responds in Aftermath of Raleigh Fire

​March 17, 2017


(RALEIGH) – Paul Meyer, Executive Director of the N.C. League of Municipalities, made the following statement today regarding Thursday night's fire in downtown Raleigh and the resulting damage to NCLM properties:

"Thursday night’s devastating fire did significant damage to the buildings housing the N.C. League of Municipalities. The League’s leadership is thankful that all members of our staff are safe, and that workers and nearby residents all appeared to escape harm during the fire. That is obviously the most important consideration during a calamity such as this.

"We cannot thank enough the brave firefighters, police and other first responders who kept people safe despite the extent of the fire and who did a tremendous job preventing it from spreading further. They are heroes every day, and proved that once again last night.

"Despite the damage to the Reynolds Building and the Coates Local Government Center, the business, operations and service provided by the League staff to its 540 members and insurance pool members will continue and continue largely uninterrupted. The organization is fortunate that our computing operations and data storage are housed almost exclusively by third-party servers away from the League campus.  Nonetheless, we ask patience of League and insurance pool members as we continue to assess the damage and adjust operations in light of that damage.

"For more than 100 years, the League’s mission has been to serve cities and towns on a variety of fronts and to advocate on their behalf. Nothing that occurred on Thursday night will change the mission or the dedication of the League’s members and staff to it.​

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.