Brunswick County Commissioner Frank Williams participating in 2021-22 N.C. Leadership Forum cohort


Brunswick County Commissioner Frank Williams participating in 2021-22 N.C. Leadership Forum cohort

Brunswick County Commissioner Frank Williams


LELAND, N.C. — Brunswick County Commissioner Frank Williams, who also serves as President of the N.C. Association of County Commissioners, is participating in the N.C. Leadership Forum’s 2021-22 cohort. The cohort will discuss how to improve healthcare outcomes in North Carolina.

“I’m honored to have the opportunity to participate in the N.C. Leadership Forum,” said Williams. “In today’s political climate it is increasingly difficult to have substantive, civil discourse about the critical issues facing North Carolina. I look forward to getting to know the other participants, hearing from them, and sharing my insights with them.”

The North Carolina Leadership Forum (NCLF) provides an opportunity for civic, business, and political leaders from across North Carolina to discuss issues central to the future of our state. The Forum provides a venue for North Carolina leaders to discuss the nature of the challenges, to understand different points of view about how to address them, and to advance mutually acceptable solutions that improve the lives of North Carolinians. NCLF is a program of the Office of the Provost at Duke University and is jointly funded by the Duke Endowment, the John William Pope Foundation, and the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation. Former North Carolina Governors Jim Martin (R) and Jim Hunt (D) serve as honorary co-chairs of NCLF. For more information, visit

Frank Williams is in his third term as a Brunswick County Commissioner and served as the board’s chair for four years. He was installed as the 105th President of the N.C. Association of County Commissioners on Aug. 14, 2021. Williams also serves as chair of the Cape Fear Rural Planning Organization Transportation Advisory Committee and on the board of the Wilmington Urban Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (WMPO). He previously served on the boards of Brunswick Business & Industry Development (Brunswick BID) and the Cape Fear Council of Governments.  He also serves on the National Association of Counties (NaCo) International Economic Development Task Force and Rural Action Caucus Steering Committee. A small business owner for more than 20 years, Williams also serves on the N.C. Leadership Council fo the National Federation of Independent Business.


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