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Howerton Becomes NCACC President

Post Date:08/25/2017


Durham, NC — Durham County Government hosted the 2017 North Carolina Association of County Commissioners Conference the week of August 9-12, 2017. While hosting was a high honor, the shining moment came on August 12th when Commissioner Brenda Howerton was sworn in as president of the NCACC. She succeeds past president Davidson County Commissioner Fred McClure and is the first commissioner from Durham to secure the esteemed position. She took her oath of presidency during an honorary ceremony performed by Congreesman G.K. Butterfield.


On the evening of her swearing in, Howerton shared her initiative “100 Counties Helping Our Children Thrive,” that will serve as the greatest focus of her presidency held 2017-2018.  The initiative hones in on cultivating North Carolina’s youth and preparing them to be citizens contributing to the future of our nation. Howerton has selected a task force that will help flesh out details of the intitiave and ensure that her priority as president is implemented across the state. 


“Our children need our love and attention…and it is up to us – as county leaders – to stand up and find solutions that give our children the essentials that they need to thrive,” said NCACC President Brenda Howerton.   


Howerton was elected to the Durham Board of County Commissioners in 2008 and reelected in 2012 and 2016. She is presently in her third term. She has served as vice chairman of the Board from 2012 until 2016. She serves on a number of local, state and national boards and commissions including a recent selection to serve on the North Caorlina Local Governmental Employees’ Retirement System Board of Trustees announced by Governor Roy Cooper. Howerton’s Durham County Commission webpage to view her other esteemed appointments.


Howerton received her B.S. Degree, in Business Management, Magna Cum Laude, from Shaw University, Raleigh, North Carolina and a certification in Executive Coaching from North Carolina State University. She is the owner of The Howerton Consulting, Inc. where she specializes in organizational development and executive coaching for public and private industries.


About the NCACC

The North Carolina Association of County Commissioners (NCACC) is the official voice of all 100 counties on issues being 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.