On March 29th, APA-NC celebrated Town Hall Day in Raleigh by joining with legislators to recognize the 2017 winners of the Great Places in North Carolina initiative. Representatives Stephen Ross and David Rogers welcomed all to the Legislative Building to celebrate the dynamic partnerships that bring together local and state governments.
Program Chair Kelly Bennett provided an overview of the Great Places in North Carolina program, describing this year’s categories, including the new Great Transformation category. APA-NC Chapter President Ken Bowers introduced all of the winning communities—Morehead City, Mebane, Lewisville, Winston-Salem, and Mooresville. Representatives from each community shared with those attendance a few words about what makes their respective place great. Behind every great place is North Carolinians working together to improve their community.
APA-NC was pleased to join with legislators to celebrate these collaborative planning efforts. Legislators in attendance included Senator Paul Lowe, Jr, Senator Joyce Krawiec, and Senator David Curtis.