Focus 20/20

Kerr-Tar Regional Council of Governments, in conjunction with our regional partners is pleased to announce a Regional Economic Development Summit, Focus 20/20. The event will feature author and community facilitator, Mr. Doug Griffiths. He is the author of, 13 Ways to Kill Your Community, where he identifies the challenges and opportunities communities face. His book is filled with stories applicable to many cities and towns across the United States.    

Doug asserts our biggest challenge is not that we lack good plans, but that we lack the right perspective and attitudes. That is why Doug helps communities identify what is holding them back from finding success, and then helps them overcome it. Then, he helps to build them back up and works with them to find their pathway to success.

Doug’s passion lies in building strong communities, because within strong communities leadership can succeed, businesses can prosper, and families can find great quality of lives.

Click here to register.

Kerr-Tar Regional Food Policy Community Input Meetings

We need your input to develop the Kerr-Tar region’s first ever food strategy!

Join the conversation on how to:
I. Grow our region’s food economy
II. Make healthy food available to all
III. Support local farmers

Registration Details Below

If interested in attending a regional meeting, please register at the following:

Vance County Community Meeting

Warren County Community Meeting

Franklin County Community Meeting

Person County Community Meeting

Granville County Community Meeting

2019 Award Winners

Listed in the picture left to right:
Emily Hurd, Youngsville Town Clerk
Frank Frazier, Henderson City Manager
Phyllis Blackwell, wife of Byrd Blackwell, Honorary Municipal Award Winner
W.E. “Pete” Averette, Regional Star Award Winner
Dr. Francine Chavis, COG Board Member Award
Jennifer Jordan-Pierce, County Elected Official
*Not pictured, Charlotte Stigall, wife of Sandy Stigall, Honorary Municipal Award Winner

News Release 2019 (002)

Regional Resiliency Workshop

The Kerr-Tar Regional Council of Governments in conjunction with Upper Coastal Plain Council of Governments will be hosting a Resiliency Workshop on November 12, 2019 in Wilson. This workshop will be facilitated by staff with the NC Department of Environmental Quality. The purpose of the workshop is to convene governmental, private, and non-profit partners with experts to help shape priorities of the State’s Climate Risk Assessment and Resiliency Plan (Executive Order 80). This workshop will help the Department share information about impacts and solutions as well as learn from communities about their greatest resiliency challenges in order to guide future state resiliency planning and investments. If interested in participating in the workshop, please visit: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ZLY9M28

For more information, please see the flyer below