Durham County, N.C. – December 14-15, the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners Board of Directors met in Durham County and welcomed Page Lemel, Transylvania County Commissioner to her newly appointed position as Chair of NCACC’s Health and Human Services Steering Committee. During the meeting, the Board conducted other Association business and swore in new members for the 2018-2019 term.

In her new role as Chair, Commissioner Lemel will lead the NCACC Health and Human Services Steering Committee as it meets quarterly to evaluate and recommend public health and social services policies, and related legislation impacting counties. Commissioner Lemel is in her second term on the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners and previously served as its Vice Chair.

Commissioner Lemel has been a strong advocate for children’s issues, leading efforts to improve the delivery of services for children and improve early childhood education outcomes. She currently serves on the Social Services Working Group, which was established by state law to provide recommendations to the NC Department of Health and Human Services on new reforms to the social services system.

At the local level, she spearheaded the Get Set Transylvania Early Childhood Initiative, which is data-driven collaborative project involving local stakeholders and Sesame Street in Communities – the non-profit educational organization behind Sesame Street. In 2018, she was recognized by Duke Energy with the Citizenship and Service Award for her leadership and service to the community.

Commissioner Lemel is Owner, President and Director of Keystone Camp for girls, the oldest private summer camp in the southeast and has been instrumental in shaping the lives of young women for over 32 years. She lives in Brevard with her husband, Dr. Mark Lemel, and three college age children, Catherine, Hannah, and Samuel.

Editors: Print quality photos may be downloaded for use at: https: https://ncacc.smugmug.com/NCACC-Board-of-Directors-December-2018/ (Photos of Commissioner Page Lemel – 12/103, 54/103, 100/103, 101/103, & 103/103)

Photo should be credited as follows: Photo courtesy Chris Baucom/NCACC.

About the NCACC: The North Carolina Association of County Commissioners (NCACC) is the official voice of all 100 counties on issues being considered by the General Assembly, Congress and federal and state agencies. The Association provides expertise to counties in the areas of advocacy, research, risk management and education and leadership training.