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Commissioner Reckhow Chosen to Chair NCACC Steering Committee

Post Date:09/12/2017


Durham, NC — Taking the lead on the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners (NCACC) General Government Steering Committee will become the responsibility of Durham County Commissioner Ellen Reckhow. In her newly assigned role, she will closely examine issues related to the general relationship between counties and the state and federal governments, including reviewing proposed legislative goals.  


"I am honored to serve for a second year on the NC Association of County Commissioners Board of Directors and to serve as Chair of the General Government Steering Committee this coming year. This committee helps develop association policy on economic development, transportation, and other governmental issues,” said Reckhow. She went on to further elaborate on her honor in serving as chair of the committee.  “I am also pleased to serve during Commissioner Howerton’s presidential year and assist her in any way that I can."  Durham County Commissioner Brenda Howerton was sworn in as president of the NCACC last month during the annual NCACC Conference.


The NCACC’s Board of Directors ultimately sets association policy, however, it relies on the association’s steering committees for guidance and recommendations in their policy areas. The NCACC has seven steering committees that meet quarterly to gather and consider information on emerging county-related issues. The committees offer commissioners the opportunity to get more involved with the NCACC and also extend invitation to county staff who may have a specific area of interest or expertise.


The General Government Steering Committee is made up of about 48 members. For additional information about the Steering Committee, visit the NCACC’s webpage at



About Commissioner Reckhow

Ellen Reckhow was elected to the Durham County Board of Commissioners in 1988. She served as Chairman from 2002 – 2008 and as Vice Chairman, from 1994­ - 2002 and 2008 -­ 2012.  Learn more information about Commissioner Reckhow’s record of service on the Durham County Commissioners webpage.


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 lobbying, fiscal and legal research, communications, intergovernmental relations, information technology, field visits and risk management services.