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Bill Gibson

Executive Director - Southwestern Commission. Region A Council of Governments. Serves the Western North Carolina counties of Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Jackson, Macon and Swain, and the sixteen towns located therein. 1975 to Present.

BS & MA Western Carolina University

Certification in City–County Management, School of Government, UNC-Chapel Hill

US Army Signal Corps, Republic of South Korea ‘70-’72

Industrial Engineer, Plastics Division - Bethlehem Steel ‘72

Regional Planner, Southwestern NC Regional Council of Local Governments ‘73-’75

Executive Director, Southwestern NC Regional Council of Local Governments ‘75-present (serving Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Jackson, Macon & Swain counties; and, all municipalities located therein)

Service on Boards and Commissions

• Member, NC Community Development Council
• Member, NC Progress Board
• Member , Governor’s WNC Flood Task Force
• Member, NC Infrastructure Council
• Chairman, NC Water / Sewer Council
• Founding Board Member, NC Rural Economic Development Center
• Chairman, WNC Knowledge Coalition
• Charter Board Member, Southwestern NC Partnership for Children (Smart Start)
• Charter Board Member, Western NC Housing Partnership
• Board of Directors, Western NC Tomorrow
• Past President, NC Regional Council Directors’ Association
• Charter Board Member, Western NC Air Quality Coalition