Paul Meyer was named Executive Director of the North Carolina League of Municipalities in 2014, becoming the sixth person to hold the role.
Few Executive Directors in League history have been more transformative than Meyer. Under his leadership, the League has supported member cities and towns in continuously innovative ways, through newfound education programs, strengthened insurance pools, direct consultative assistance, and countless legislative victories. Behind Meyer's vision, the League's Board of Directors and entire membership established Vision 2030, a strategic pathway for all North Carolina cities and towns to face 21st Century challenges head on, meet the needs of their diverse and ever-evolving communities, and thrive. And perhaps most notably, Meyer has spearheaded a bolstering of League staff and resources, allowing the organization to quickly, effectively and directly serve North Carolina's more than 540 municipalities.
Meyer's work history reveals a deep dedication to local government and the communities of North Carolina. Before joining the League, Paul was lobbyist and legal counsel for the N.C. Association of County Commissioners for more than a decade, where he was ranked as one of the most effective lobbyists in the state. Paul also served county government as a member of the Wake County Planning Board, and for many years, was a guest lecturer on local government law matters at Wake Forest University School of Law. Additionally, Meyer has served on the Board of Directors and State League Steering Committee for the National League of Cities. He practiced family law early in his career.
Meyer is a graduate of Wake Forest University, earned his law degree from Campbell University, and has received a certificate in non-profit management from Duke University.