Albemarle Commission Happenings

  • Congratulations to our Board Chair Tracey A Johnson on becoming the new 2nd VP of the NC Carolina Association of County Commissioners.


  • The Albemarle Commission Board of Delegates will meet at the Albemarle Commission Office located at 512 South Church Street, Hertford, North Carolina, 27944 at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 17Th, 2019. 


  • US Economic Development Administration (EDA) announced the availability of funds to support disaster-impacted communities under the Economic Adjustment Assistance Program.   This program can advance economic recovery and resiliency.   Eligible communities must be in an area where Presidential disaster declaration was made under the Robert T Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Act as a result of Hurricane Florence, Michael and other named events during 2018.  Must also propose a project that advances economic resiliency and supports disaster recovery.  EDA will make grant awards for projects that help disaster-impacted communities advance resilience projects.  EDA will support both construction and non-construction projects through this funding opportunity. For more information, please see


  • Every day, hundreds of American’s lose their hard-earned money to a variety of fraud schemes. In fact, every 2 seconds, a con artist steals someone’s identity! To strike back against scammers, the Albemarle Commission Area Agency on Aging, in partnership with the North Carolina Secretary of State’s Office, North Carolina Attorney General’s Office, North Carolina Department of Insurance and local law enforcement are hosting educational “Scam Jams” throughout the region.   Attendees will learn how to identify and prevent scams targeting North Carolinians, such as fake solicitor schemes, bogus investment deals, lottery scams, email fraud, a grandparent ruse, and the latest identity theft shams.  Please see the below FREE education events:
    • Thursday, October 3, 2019 10 AM- 2 PM at the Mattamuskeet Senior Center.  For more information contact 252-926-1956.
    • Friday, October 4, 2019 9 AM – 12 PM at the Chowan County Senior Center.  For more information contact 252-482-2242.
    • Tuesday, October 8, 2019 10 AM – 2 PM at the Currituck County Senior Center.  For more information contact 252-232-3505.


  • The AAA Family Caregiver Program will be partnering with author and dementia expert, Mary Ann Drummond, to provide several trainings throughout the region October 8-10. Mary Ann will be providing a caregiver workshop on October 8 at the Dare County Library. She will also be providing a children’s sensitivity/ educational training for 4th and 5th graders at New Life Academy and Albemarle School in Elizabeth City on October 9. For more information, contact Lynne Raisor at 252-404-7090 or


  • Area Agency on Aging will be hosting an Advocacy Training for local Senior Tar Heel Legislative Delegates, Community Advisory Council members, Senior Center Directors and Regional Advisory Council members on October 14th at the Albemarle Commission.  Presenters include Mary Bethel, Executive Director for the North Carolina Association on Aging; Suzanne afollett-Black, Associate Director with AARP; and Tiffany Gladney, Policy and Government Affairs Manager for the NC Rural Center. For more information, contact Laura Alvarico at 252-404-7078 or


  • SAVE THE DATE for the Area Agency on Aging’s annual conference that will be held Friday, November 8, 2019 at the Edenton United Methodist Church.  This years theme, Active Aging and Empowerment, will provide practical advice and education on how to remain active and engaged as we grow older.  For more information, contact Ashley Lamb at 252-404-7088. 2019 Aging Conference Registration


  • The Northeastern Workforce Development Board congratulates Gates County on demonstrating its commitment to developing a strong workforce pipeline, desirable to employers, economic developers and current and future citizens of the county.  Gates County joins Chowan, Perquimans, Washington and Hyde counties in Work Ready Community Certification. Tyrrell and Pasquotank counties are participating counties awaiting goal attainment.


  • As of August 21, 2019, Gates County achieved certified ACT Work Ready Community status, joining an elite group of communities who have demonstrated they have a robust workforce development initiative in place that links education and workforce development, while aligning to economic development needs and matching people to jobs. The Northeastern Workforce Development Board congratulates Gates County on demonstrating its commitment to developing a strong workforce pipeline, desirable to employers, economic developers and current and future citizens of the county.  Gates County will be recognized and presented with an award at ACT Workforce Summit on October 29th, 2019.   The Northeastern Workforce Development Board and numerous other partners were vital to ensuring goal attainment for Gates County’s Work Ready Community certification.



Albemarle Commission’s Comprehensive Regional Economic Development Strategy 2017-2020

Click Here to review the Albemarle Commission’s Comprehensive Regional Economic Development Strategy.  The strategy is updated every 5 years but we present this edition as a 3 year edition because of the nature of the Region’s economy.


Albemarle Commission (AC) to Administer Home Repair Funds for Camden, Currituck, Dare, Hyde & Pasquotank Counties

AC is excited to add home repair financing as an affordable housing offering; the organization has been awarded funds by NC Housing Finance agency to administer home repair in 5 counties though the Essential Single-Family Rehabilitation Loan Pool (ESFLRP).  The ESFLRP finances major home rehabilitation and modifications for households with members who are elderly, have disabilities or are veterans, and whose incomes are below 80 percent of their area’s median.  Homes with led hazards occupied by a child under 7 years old may also qualify.  Please contact Jordan Kearney or Mike Barnette for more details at (252) 753-2139.




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Rural Planning

The Albemarle Rural Planning Organization (ARPO) serves Camden, Chowan,Currituck, Dare, Gates, Hyde, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell and Washington counties.

Workforce Development

Our Workforce Development program’s assistance helps to improve our regional employers’ capacity to find and hire well trained employees.

Economic Development

The Albemarle Commission was recognized as an Economic Development District (EDD) by the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration in 1972.

Area Agency on Aging

Area Agencies on Aging (AAA’s) were established under the Older Americans Act (OAA) in 1973 to respond to the needs of Americans 60 and over in every local community.