Healthy Places for Healthy People and Local Foods, Local Places Webinar

On October 13, 2017, at 1:00 PM, the EPA will host a webinar to explain more about Healthy Places for Healthy People and Local Foods, Local Places. The webinar will include a question-and-answer session where potential applicants can ask questions about the programs and application process. Register for the webinar at the following:

The deadline to submit applications to the EPA for the program is October 25, 2017 at 11:59 PM.

Keep Our Air Clean Art Competition

The NC Clean Energy Technology Center at North Carolina State University is sponsoring a student art contest on the topic of “ways that we can take action to reduce air pollution from cars and trucks.” Students from kindergarten through college can submit artwork for the contest. Winners will have their artwork featured on billboards across the state to help spread the word about ways that we all can help keep the air clean. All billboards will direct people to learn more at

Click here to learn more.

Healthy Places for Healthy People

Kerr-Tar area counties and municipalities are encouraged to apply for planning assistance through the EPA’s Healthy Places for Healthy People. The agency has scheduled a webinar for interested applicants on October 13 at 1:00 pm Eastern.

The intent of the program is designed to create walkable, healthy, economically vibrant downtowns and neighborhoods that can improve health, protect the environment, and support economic growth within select communities. More information may be obtained via

The application deadline is 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on October 25, 2017.

2017 Annual Awards Banquet

Award Winners for 2017 from left to right were:

Edgar Smoak of Granville County – Outstanding County Elected Official, William Tatum of Youngsville, Outstanding Town Administrator, Joe Shearon of Louisburg, Outstanding COG Board Member, Michael Inscoe of Henderson, Outstanding Municipal Elected Official and Debra Weary of Granville County, Outstanding Clerk to the Board.



New Officers were also installed for FY 2017/2018 from left to right:

Vice-Chairman, Jimmy Clayton of Person County, Chairman, Quon Bridges of Oxford, and Treasurer, Sidney Dunston of Franklin County.

To read the full News Release click here.

2017 Sustainable Fleet Technology Conference – October 11 – 13, 2017 [Raleigh, NC]

The purpose of the 2017 Sustainable Fleet Technology Conference (SFT) & Expo is to showcase the latest and greatest in advanced vehicles, fuels, and technologies, including data driven solutions. The SFT is a source of on-the-ground experiences for increasing fleet efficiency and sustainability, while reducing emissions and costs.

For more information, click here.