The Local Government Commission



About the Local Government Commission

The North Carolina Local Government Commission was created in 1931 by North Carolina General Statutes Chapter 159 to address issues in local government finance that arose during the Great Depression. In the 80+ years since, the LGC has provided consistent financial oversight for over 1,100 units of local government, resulting in significant benefits to taxpayers, policymakers, and our communities.

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Meetings are held in the Longleaf Building/Dogwood Conference Room, 3200 Atlantic Avenue, Raleigh, NC 27604, unless otherwise noted. Meetings begin at 1:30 PM unless otherwise noted. LGC commission members, LGC staff, and units appearing on the agenda may choose to attend the meeting on-site; however, others wishing to attend should participate via the GoToWebinar link below. Issues registering for or connecting to the meeting should be reported to Note that all meeting minutes below are final and have been approved by a vote of the Commission. If a quorum of the full Commission is not present, the Executive Committee of the Local Government Commission may meet to conduct the business of this agenda.

Date Agenda Minutes Meeting Audio
January 10, 2023
February 7, 2023
March 7, 2023
April 4, 2023
May 2, 2023  
June 6, 2023  

June 12, 2023

6:00 pm - Kingstown Budget Hearing
7:00 pm - Spring Lake Budget Hearing





June 20, 2023

5:30 pm - Cliffside Sanitary District Budget Hearing
6:00 pm - Robersonville Budget Hearing





June 26, 2023

Special Meeting of the LGC - Budget Presentation and Adoption

July 11, 2023  
August 1, 2023  
September 12, 2023  
October 3, 2023
Appalachian State University, Boone, NC
November 14, 2023  
December 5, 2023
January 9, 2024      
February 6, 2024      
March 5, 2024      


Audio recordings of LGC meetings are posted as soon as practicable but typically within five business days of the meeting date.

*Note: Audio loss of approximately 10 – 15 seconds between 1 hr 10 -11 min into the recording; Audio loss of approximately 15-20 seconds at 1 hr 44 min into the recording.
**Note: In the July 2023 meeting recording there is a 20-second audio gap at approximately 52 minutes into the meeting, and a 10-second audio gap at approximately 1 hour and 51 minutes into the meeting.
***Note: During the September meeting, At approximately 1 hour 51 minutes, the Chair announced a short break.  The meeting resumed at approximately 1 hour 54 minutes.


Meeting Archives

Tab/Accordion Items

Name & Position Appointed By Term End Position
*Dale R. Folwell, CPA
Ex Officio
State Treasurer
*Ronald Penny
Exec. Comm.
Ex Officio
Secretary of Revenue
*Elaine Marshall 
Exec. Comm.
Ex Officio
Secretary of State
*Beth Wood
Exec. Comm.
Ex Officio
State Auditor
John Burns
Former Wake County Commissioner
Vida Harvey
Public member (V.P. & Asst. General Counsel, Novant Health)
Nancy Hoffmann
Current member of Greensboro City Council
Paul Butler, Jr.
President Pro Tem of Senate
Public member (Former County Manager (Sampson); Former Chair, NC Parole Board)
Mike Philbeck 
Speaker of House
Public member (Real Estate Broker and Former Mayor of Shelby, NC)

*State Employee

**If an appointment expires and no one has been appointed, the member remains on the board until there is a replacement.
Executive Committee - 3 members for quorum
Full Commission - 5 members for quorum

On April 4, 2023, the Local Government Commission adopted an updated “Policy on Public Participation in LGC Meetings.” 

Pursuant to this policy, members of the  public may provide written comments on any agenda item before the Commission prior to the meeting at which the matter will be considered. The policy requires that written comments be submitted via an online form. A form for comments is available at the link below.

Submit Written Comments

Please note: Unless otherwise made exempt from disclosure by law, communication to LGC staff, including written comments related to items considered by the Commission, via the portal or other means of communication, is subject to disclosure under North Carolina's Public Records statutes, N.C. Gen. Stat. Chap. 132.

Please refer to the Policy on Public Participation in LGC Meetings for all details and requirements related to submission of public comments. 

Questions on this policy or form should be directed to LGC staff at