NEW City & County Economic Development Board – seeking applications

Press Release from the City of Fayetteville & Cumberland County

City and County Seek Citizens for Economic Development Board

Post Date:10/20/2015 4:59 PM

(Fayetteville, N.C.) — The City of Fayetteville and Cumberland County are seeking applications from citizens interested in serving on the board of directors for a new non-profit economic development corporation that will be funded jointly by the two local governments.

Through an interlocal agreement, the City and County have outlined the formation of a new organization that will be registered as the Fayetteville/Cumberland County Economic Development Corporation. The name of the entity may be revisited once the new Board of Directors is appointed and becomes engaged in re-branding the organization.
The City and County will each appoint two citizens and one elected official to the board. Members will serve three-year terms after initial staggered appointments.

The timeline for the County appointment process is:

For more information on the County application process, call 910-678-7772.

The timeline for the City appointment process is:

  • Nov. 1 – Application deadline. Applications will go through the City website at:
  • Nov. 2-6 – The City’s appointment committee will consider the applications
  • Nov. 9 – Appointment of two citizens at the City Council meeting
  • Nov. 23 – If additional time is necessary, appointments made at the City Council meeting

For more information on the City application process, call 910-433-1312.

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Published by Angie Hedgepeth

Angie Hedgepeth, Government Affairs Director for the Association, attends all the local meetings each month, as well as NAR and NCAR meetings, and keeps members abreast of the multiple issues being addressed in local, state and national government. She prepares reports on the meetings she attends and they are included in the weekly "Government Affairs Update".