Brunswick County Commissioners visit the White House, senior federal administration officials
BOLIVIA, N.C. – Brunswick County had special representation in the nation’s capital this past Tuesday. Chairman Frank Williams and Commissioner Pat Sykes joined other locally elected officials from North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee at the states’ Regional State Leadership Day Tuesday, Aug. 6.
“Commissioner Sykes and I were honored to represent our citizens and the communities of Brunswick County in Washington, D.C.,” Chairman Williams said. “We appreciate the opportunity to bring our county’s opportunities and concerns to the federal level and meet with our peers from across the region.”
Chairman Williams also represented the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners at the conference as a member of the executive board.
The commissioners took part in briefings and discussion with senior administration officials, including Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney, Secretary Sonny Perdue (U.S. Department of Agriculture), Acting Administrator Chris Pilkerton (Small Business Administration), and panel participants from across the federal government on issues pertinent to the respective states and communities.
The purpose of these regional conferences is to connect the federal government with local governments to discuss shared issues and priorities including combatting the opioid (drug) crisis, improving infrastructure and rural prosperity, promoting affordable housing, driving economic development through deregulation and opportunity zones, and disaster recovery and resilience.
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