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.

NC DOT 5310 Grant Info

Attention all regional partners involved in administering the NCDOT § 5310 Grant in Region K:  

The North Carolina Department of Transportation’s Public Transportation Department (PTD) is holding Community Meetings throughout the month of October. The Northeastern Region’s meeting (incorporating: Vance, Warren, Granville, Franklin, and Person Counties) is scheduled for October 2 at  the Pitt County Agricultural Extension Auditorium located at: 403 Government Circle in Greenville. Please contact Bernard Clark, Mobility Manager ( if interested in attending. For more info click here.