NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – New Hanover County Commissioner Rob Zapple was recognized at the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners’ (NCACC) annual conference for attaining Practitioner status in the Local Elected Leaders Academy (LELA). A Practitioner has completed a minimum of 48 credits in the program.
LELA is a partnership with the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Government, NCACC, and the NC League of Municipalities, and provides leadership education for public officials to lead strategically, think creatively, and act collaboratively.
“I am always eager to learn more to be an effective and strategic leader in New Hanover County,” said Zapple. “The leadership academy has been a great way to keep me updated with the latest information and tools so that I can be knowledgeable and innovative as the county faces a growing population, changing business landscape, and technological advances.”
Zapple was elected in 2014 to the Board of County Commissioners. He serves as the Commissioner Representative to many community boards and commissions including: Cape Fear Museum Advisory Board, Cape Fear Public Utility Authority, New Hanover County Board of Health, Parks Conservancy Board of Directors, Smart Start of New Hanover County, Wilmington Chamber of Commerce, and Wilmington Downtown, Inc. He is also active with several non-profit organizations that serve New Hanover County.
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