Cooperative Council of NC to Host Co-op Conference & Annual Meeting

The Cooperative Council of North Carolina (CCNC) will host its 2020 Cooperative Conference and Annual Meeting on March 25 & 26 in Greensboro.

“This event always provides an excellent opportunity to check in with cooperative businesses across the state,” said CCNC Executive Director Emily Nail. “This year, we’ll hear stories from new and local co-ops, received legislative updates important to several co-op industries and celebrate the success of Cooperative Leadership Camp.”

Jay Rouse, director of Government Affairs for North Carolina’s Electric Cooperatives, will provide a legislative update as part of a panel discussion moderated by Joe Mecca, vice president of Communications at Coastal Credit Union, and Scott Gates, editor of Carolina Country magazine will also speak.

Also included on the agenda is a discussion on the eighth Cooperative Principle, Diversity & Inclusion, with Maurice Smith, CEO of Local Government and CIVIC Federal Credit Union; as well as a panel discussion on cooperative storytelling featuring representatives from a range of co-ops including NC Grange Mutual and Cabot Creamery.

The mission of the Cooperative Council of North Carolina is to bring the state’s cooperatives together to connect, educate and promote the success of all cooperatives. Learn more at