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Grateful to Horton for his service

Monday, September 30, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Sonja Matanovic
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For many years, Jack Horton has served the membership of the N.C. City & County Management Association (NCCMA) and International City & County Management Association (ICMA) as a Senior Advisor in western North Carolina. Horton is running for a spot on the Franklin town council. In compliance with the ICMA Code of Ethics and the requirements/expectations of ICMA/NCCCMA Advisors, Horton has resigned as a Senior Advisor.  

“The NCCCMA is so very appreciative of the service that Jack has provided to the membership during his tenure as a Senior Advisor,” NCCCMA President Rodney Dickerson said. “His wise counsel will be missed.”

The Membership Support Committee of the NCCCMA will soon begin recruitment for a new Senior Advisor, in this case a retired manager in good standing who lives in western N.C.  Those interested in serving as a Senior Advisor should contact Anthony Starr, Membership Support Committee chair at or Lloyd Payne, Membership Support Committee vice-chair at or Rob Shepherd, NCCCMA Secretariat, at

About the Senior Advisor Program
The Senior Advisor Program makes retired members of the city and county management profession available to current managers to help solve their professional concerns. Senior Advisors meet periodically with managers, upon request, to discuss developments in the management field and professional concerns of the managers. Discussions will include such topics as relations with councils, career changes, professional management techniques, financial and budgetary problems, and questions of professional ethics.

The Senior Advisors are retired municipal and county managers with extensive experience in the management profession who are recruited and screened by the NCCCMA Membership Support Committee and approved by the NCCCMA Executive Committee. This program makes a Senior Advisor available, at no charge, to municipal and county managers for private counseling. These retired managers have experienced the problems and frustrations of managing local governments and are willing to assist managers in resolving these issues. Senior Advisors are envisioned as friends, colleagues and counselors to the individual managers and should not be considered as “consultants” to the local governments.

For more information about the Senior Advisors, visit: