FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 8, 2021
Remote, N.C.- The North Carolina Association of County Commissioners (NCACC) Joint Risk Management Agency Board of Trustees reappointed Mike Caskey Rowan County Commissioner to serve as a trustee for an additional term. The Board of Trustees governs NCACC’s risk pools, which offer counties comprehensive and affordable coverages for worker’s compensation and liability and property. Over 70% of North Carolina counties participate in one or both of NCACC’s Risk Pools.
The Board, which met virtually on December 10, 2020, also reappointed Wayne Abele, Burke County Commissioner, John Crumpton, Lee County Manager, Kitty Etheridge, Currituck County Commissioner, and Ronnie Smith, NCACC President and Martin County Commissioner.
During the meeting, trustees voted to retain Viola Harris as Chair and Tommy Everett, Tyrrell County Commissioner as Vice-Chair. The Board also welcomed two new trustees, Wayne Branch, Duplin County Commissioner and David Owen, Caswell County Commissioner.
Also, during the meeting, the Board took action to reinvest in special purpose funding, which will support several risk control programs for pool members. Risk control programs enhance the safety profile of pool member counties and help prevent claims and litigation.
NCACC’s newer risk control programs include the Transit Wheelchair Lift Gate Reimbursement Program, HR Legal Helpline, Title VII Harassment Workshop for Public Entities, Bumper Guard Vehicle Safety Program, Soft Body Armor rant Program and Employee Assistance Program. See page 19 of the fall issue of NCACC’s CountyQuarterly magazine to read more about these risk control programs.
In addition, the Board approved audited financial statements for 2019-2020, received investment reports on the risk pools, and a legislative update.
About the NCACC: The North Carolina Association of County Commissioners (NCACC) is a nonpartisan organization, which represents the official voice of all 100 counties on issues considered by the General Assembly, Congress and federal and state agencies. The Association provides expertise to counties in the areas of advocacy, research, risk management and education and leadership training.
About the NCACC Joint Risk Management Agency: The NCACC Joint Risk Management Agency provides risk management services to North Carolina Counties. Managed and operated by the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners, it is the largest provider of risk management services to county governments in North Carolina. It is governed by an appointed board of trustees made up of elected county commissioners and senior management staff.
For additional questions contact Lacy Pate, NCACC Public Relations Manager at 919-715- 2997.