Greetings Regional Partners!
FY 15-16 has been another productive year for the Eastern Carolina Council due to its hard-working staff and management team. With strong leadership from the ECC Board of Directors, the organization continues its mission “to improve the region’s quality of life by providing human, planning and economic development services to local governments and area residents by leveraging resources and collaborating regionally.”
ECC’s region consists of nine counties, 62 municipalities, and a population of 656,654. Our economy is diverse: military, agribusiness, manufacturing, medical, tourism and others. But we have more in common when it comes to the quality of life issues: transportation, water quality, deteriorating infrastructure, K-12 education, aging populace, workforce, broadband, health care, environmental, housing, sustainable food systems, etc. ECC helps to address these issues in its roles as convener, collaborator, and consultant. Ultimately, ECC is here to serve the people through the services we provide to our local governments.
In 2017 ECC will enter its 50th year of service to this region. That is a long time in the life-cycle of any organization. Over those years, ECC has morphed and changed to meet the challenges it faced and it will continue to do so in the future to ensure relevancy and accountability.
As the President of the Board, it has been an honor to serve in this capacity as we continue our journey. We are gratified that so many local governments continue to see the services provided by ECC as meaningful. We will strive to further that tradition in the years ahead.
Please feel free to share ECC Annual Reports with members of your board or council.