The Local Government Commission


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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 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.

Date Agenda Minutes Meeting Audio

January 11, 2022

February 1, 2022

March 1, 2022

See note below

March 23, 2022 *Special Meeting* - 4:00 PM

April 5, 2022

April 26, 2022 - *Special Meeting*


May 3, 2022

June 7, 2022

June 13, 2022

Cliffside Sanitary District Budget Hearing

Kingstown Budget Hearing

Spring Lake Budget Hearing







June 20, 2022

5:30pm – Pikeville Budget Hearing

7:00pm – Robersonville Budget Hearing




June 27, 2022  *Special Meeting*

July 12, 2022

August 2, 2022

See note below

September 22, 2022

See note below

October 4, 2022

November 1, 2022


December 6, 2022


January 10, 2023      
February 7, 2023      
March 7, 2023      
April 2023 - TBD      
May 2023 - TBD      
June 2023 - TBD      
July 2023 - TBD      
August 2023 - TBD      
September 2023 - TBD      
October 2023 - TBD      
November 2023 - TBD      
December 2023 - TBD      

Note about March 2022 audio: A temporary power outage resulted in a short period of time (time stamped 1:42:06 through 1:44:14 in the audio file) during which the attendees in the Dogwood Conference Room at DST were disconnected from attendees (both LGC members and others) attending virtually.

Note about August 2022 audio: The LGC meeting recessed at approximately 1 hour and 25 minutes into the meeting. The audio pauses at that point and then resumes at approximately 1 hour and 32 minutes.

Note about September 2022 audio: The meeting went into an eleven (11) minute recess at approximately the 1:21 mark and resumed at approximately the 1:32 mark.

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.

Meeting Archives

Tab/Accordion Item

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