Annual Advisory Committee Retreats

Every September, the HCCOG Executive Director and Advisory Committee Members gather together to discuss pertinent topics affecting our local membership and the COG. The weekend is an intensive meeting focused on legislative impacts, current trends and initiatives, and strategic planning. Multiple presenters come in to share information having the largest impact on our membership and area stakeholders.

2015 Advisory Committee Retreat Presenters and Files

The 2015 Retreat was hosted by Executive Board Vice-President Brenda Lyerly in her beautiful town of Banner Elk.

2015 Agenda (PDF)

Advisory Board Leadership Seminar
Dr. Mark Bradbury, MPA Director, Appalachian State University

Strategic Plans
Dr. Mickey Duvall, HCCOG Executive Director

Legislative Update
Rose Williams, Director of Governmental Affairs, NC League of Municipalities

HCCOG Mapping Department Presentation
Jessica Brannock, GIS Planner

Keynote Speaker
Dale Carroll, EB5 Appalachian Center CEO, former Deputy Secretary of Commerce for NC