August 24, 2007
Mecklenburg County Commissioner Norman A. Mitchell Sr. and Commissioner Dumont Clarke will be representing Mecklenburg County on the national and state levels.
Commissioner Mitchell has been appointed to the Board of Directors for the National Association of Counties.
The National Association of Counties (
NACo) is a national organization that represents county governments in the United States. NACo advances issues with a unified voice before the federal government, improves the public's understanding of county government, assists counties in finding and sharing innovative solutions through education and research, and provides value-added services to save counties and taxpayers money.
NACo's membership totals more than 2,000 counties, representing over 80 percent of the nation's population. The Board of Directors are elected and appointed county officials from active member counties or designated officials and are nominated at the NACo annual conference.
Norman Mitchell, a Democrat representing District 2, is serving his fifth term on the Mecklenburg
Board of County Commissioners. Commissioner Mitchell also serves on the Homeland Security Task Force and Human Services Steering Committee of NACo.
Commissioner Dumont Clarke has been appointed to a one-year term to the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners' Board of Directors. Commissioner Clarke will serve as an at-large director.
The North Carolina Association of County Commissioners is the official voice of all 100 counties on issues being considered by the General Assembly and state and federal agencies. The Board of Directors meets several times throughout the year to develop statewide policy goals in such areas as taxation, agriculture, environment, criminal justice, human resources and public education.
Dumont Clarke, a Democrat representing District 4, is serving his fourth term on the Board of County Commissioners. He has previously served on the NCACC Board of Directors.