CPRC News & Updates

September 19, 2023

Welcome to the NEW Central Pines Regional Council newsletter! We hope you will like this new layout! The Pine Needler will be sent out twice a month and will be full of upcoming events and regional news, all for your information.

Central Pines Regional Council Official Rollout!

After a busy summer of transition from Triangle J Council of Governments to Central Pines Regional Council (CPRC), we have completed the final step in our rebranding journey: the launch of our centralpinesnc.gov website and email domain, and a newly designed Central Pines Regional Council website. With this monumental change, CPRC became the first regional council in the country to transition to the .GOV domain.

@CentralPinesNC.Gov will communicate an essential fact: we are a public entity. 

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New CPRC Board of Delegates Officers

At the August 23 Board of Delegates Meeting, CPRC Officers for the FY 23-24 were elected. We are excited to work with this set of officers in the coming year!

Chair: Butch Lawter (Johnston County)

Vice-Chair: Brett Gantt (Town of Apex)

Secretary-Treasurer: Wilma Laney (Town of Aberdeen)

Immediate Past Chair: DeDreana Freeman (City of Durham)

Solarize the Triangle '23 Deadline for Free Solar Evaluation Ends Soon

This week, Solarize the Triangle, a group-buying program facilitated by CPRC, reached Tier 8 pricing, which is the lowest priced tier that benefits everyone who signed a contract. The deadline to enroll for a free solar evaluation with a vetted local solar installer is September 30, 2023, however property owners will have additional time to receive an evaluation of their property and make a decision whether to purchase.

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What's Inside

  • CPRC Official Rollout!
  • New CPRC Officers
  • Solarize the Triangle
  • CPRC AAA at SE4A
  • Durham TDM Day
  • Work Local
  • Upcoming Events
  • Funding & Grants

Popular Links & Resources

DEI Focus: Hispanic Heritage Month

September 15-October 15 is National Hispanic American Heritage Month, which is a time to honor the cultures and contributions of both Hispanic and Latino Americans as we celebrate heritage rooted in all Latin American countries.

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CPRC Area Agency on Aging Well-Represented at SE4A Conference

Central Pines Regional Council AAA staff recently attended the Southeastern Association of Area Agencies on Aging (SE4A) Conference, held at the beautiful Omni Grove Park Inn in Asheville, NC. SE4A’s 2023 conference theme was “Aging Adventures Awaits.” The SE4A Conference provides an opportunity for attendees from the southeastern states (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia) to network and learn best practices from experts in the field of aging.

CPRC AAA Staff Jacqlyn Holeman, Jenisha Henneghan, Ashley Price, John DeNasha

Representative Donna White, NC General Assembly, Johnston County, recently received the Southeastern Association of Area Agencies on Aging (SE4A) Aging Impact Award at the SE4A Conference at the Grove Park Inn, Asheville, NC. This award recognizes Representative White’s long term work in advocating for seniors’ health care, fraud and scam protection, appropriations for needed services in the aging network, and overall improving quality of life for older adults.

City of Durham TDM Day

On August 21, Transportation Demand Management (TDM) professionals gathered at Durham Station for Durham's TDM Day. At the event, WayToGo Durham shared information about the City's upcoming plans related to TDM, including plans for the Durham Station improvements, expansion of the Neighborhood Bike Routes Initiative, as well as the Bull e-bike pilot, which was the focus of this event.

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Work Local

CPRC Openings

Career Opportunities in the Region

There are so many amazing career opportunities to serve your community and work for local government in the Central Pines Region. Check out the most recent job postings here!

More Job & Career Opportunities
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Learning Opportunities & Events




Financial Wellness Series: Saving for Your Goals

Thursday, September 21

12:00 - 1:00 pm


For more information and to register, click HERE

Beyond Design-Bid-Build: Alternative Project Delivery Methods for Public Building Projects

Wednesday, September 27

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

@ Johnston Co. Agricultural Center

For more information and to register, click HERE

Managing Difficult Conversations with Constituent

Thursday, October 12

1:00 - 4:00 pm

@ CPRC Office

Course Cost: $25

For more information and to register, click HERE

Rolling Revelations:

A Microtransit & Micromobility Listening Session

Thursday, October 19

10:00 - 11:30 am

@ CPRC Office

For more information and to register, click HERE

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