Our government affairs work encourages policies that best represent the interests of all of our member governments in the region, help improve efficiencies and public services, and reduce duplication of infrastructure through the use of Councils of Governments state-wide.

Regional Recovery Priorities

In late 2021, the CPRC Board of Delegates approved strategic goals and priorities to guide the organization’s approach to COVID-19 recovery and funding assistance. These priorities continue to guide our response, allocation of resources, advocacy efforts, and prioritization of the most relevant and urgent funding and policy opportunities.

Funding Goals

  • Access new revenue for emerging issues to continuously diversify financial portfolio.
  • Build regional and local capacity and service delivery.
  • Catalyze collaboration and partnership opportunities within the region, and across municipalities.
  • Implement a proactive approach to planning and competing for future funding sources, including but not limited to the American Rescue Plan and American Jobs Plan.

Funding Priority Areas

  • Employ inclusive approaches to economic recovery that prioritize investment and development of critical and comprehensive infrastructure needs. 
  • Increase access to career paths and integrate municipal and community workforce strategies to reduce barriers to entry. 
  • Strengthen pipelines to financial and social capital for small businesses and break down structural barriers for historically underutilized businesses. 
  • Improve climate resiliency and mitigate the negative effects of rapid development on the health of the environment and community.
  • Strengthen our small communities through projects that focus on sustainability, longevity, and coordination.
  • Expand opportunities for regional innovation to maintain a competitive advantage, build on current prosperity, and detect emerging challenges. 

CPRC works directly with lobbyist Leslie Mozingo and Strategics Consulting who provides expertise and advice on CPRC priorities; proactively engages with our congressional representatives and federal agencies; assists with federal grant applications and project development; and monitors, reviews, and advises on pending legislation.

Grant Assistance

Impact of the 2022 Midterms

Central Pines Regional Council works collaboratively with its statewide network of COGs to advocate for state policy and programs that support local governments across North Carolina. 

Two CPRC Board Members serve on NC Association of Regional Councils of Government's "Forum", a national best practice for providing informed, innovative and creative regional solutions to the NC General Assembly on complex challenges facing the state of North Carolina and its local units of government. Learn more