NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – New Hanover County Commissioner Beth Dawson was recognized at the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners’ annual conference for attaining practitioner status in the Local Elected Leaders Academy (LELA).
The Local Elected Leaders Academy, a partnership with the School of Government at UNC-Chapel Hill, NC Association of County Commissioners, and the NC League of Municipalities, offers local elected officials the knowledge and skills needed to lead and govern their communities in these challenging times.
“As an elected representative of the citizens of New Hanover County, I am committed to providing informed and effective leadership for all of our citizens as we face economic challenges and balance decisions for responsible growth, while protecting and enhancing our quality of life,” Dawson said. “LELA offers learning opportunities that help elected officials understand our responsibilities for the delivery of services to the citizens we serve.”
Dawson was elected in 2012, and serves as the Vice Chairman of the Board of County Commissioners. She serves as the Commissioner Representative to many community boards and commissions including: the Airlie Gardens Foundation Board of Directors, Cape Fear Council of Governments Executive Committee, Cape Fear Museum Advisory Board, the New Hanover County Board of Health, The Southeastern Partnership, Inc. (NC Southeast Regional Economic Development), and the Wilmington Regional Film Commission.
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