Jennifer Robinson Appointed NARC Senior Vice President
DURHAM, Feb. 24, 2020 - Triangle J Council of Governments (TJCOG) Past Chair, Board Member, and Cary Town Council Member Jennifer Robinson was elected Senior Vice President of the National Association of Regional Councils (NARC) for the 2021-2022 fiscal year during the National Conference of Regions in early February. In her new role, Ms. Robinson will become one of five officers for NARC's Board of Directors, the Association's governing body that is comprised of 26 appointed and elected policy officials and Executive Directors of member organizations. The Board oversees NARC’s work to advance regional cooperation, strengthen relationships between Congress and regions, and identify key policy issues and regional best practices.
"Jennifer Robinson is a leader in all her public service endeavors, guiding Cary to be a strong community and heightening TJCOG's ability to assist in planning and solving local government issues in the region", said TJCOG Board Chair and Princeton Mayor Don Rains. "She continues this leadership state-wide through her role as President of the North Carolina League of Municipalities. TJCOG appreciates Jennifer taking her leadership skills to the national level".
The appointment displays national recognition of Ms. Robinson’s unwavering leadership and support for regional efforts. Currently, she serves as NARC's Regional Representative for District IV (NC, SC) and the Town of Cary's delegate on the TJCOG Board (2008-Present), and previously served as TJCOG Chair (2015-2016), 1st Vice Chair (2014-2015), 2nd Vice-Chair (2013-2014) and Secretary/Treasurer (2012-2013).
This dedication to regional cooperation is an extension of Ms. Robinson's commitment to the Town of Cary and its residents. "Jennifer has made immeasurable contributions to Cary in her two-plus decades of service, and we are a stronger Council and a better community because of her,” said Cary Mayor Harold Weinbrecht, Jr. “She cares deeply about good governance and is a passionate advocate for intergovernmental collaboration.