To champion partnerships with the State of North Carolina and regional councils of government and their local members to promote and support regional collaborative solutions to complex challenges.
The Forum is nationally known as a “best practice” for providing informed, innovative and creative regional solutions to complex challenges facing the state of North Carolina and its local units of government.
Core Areas of Focus
Process Improvement of Governmental Programs & Service Delivery
Promote Local and Inter-Local Solutions
Enhance Public and Private Resources
Water Resources for North Carolina
The Forum consists of elected officials and community leaders from the 16 regional councils across North Carolina and serve as an advocacy and advisory group to the Association.
A Cal Stiles
B Larry Harris
C Max Hopper – Vice-Chair
D Gary Blevins
E Merlin Perry
F Joe Carpenter – Chair
G Patty Philipps
J Donald Rains
K Danny Wright
L A.P. Coleman
M Arnold Page
N John Alford
O Frank Williams
P Robin Comer
Q Lewis Hoggard
R Tracey Johnson
Officers for 2013-15: Joe Carpenter – Chair, Max Hopper – Vice Chair, Tracey Johnson – Secretary, Bill Hughes – At Large
The delegates serve two-year terms and can be reappointed. Chairmanship is a two-year term and voted on by a majority of the Board.