On July 9-10, the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners (NCACC) held the 2020 Summer County Attorneys Conference in partnership with affiliate organization, the North Carolina Association of County Attorneys. During the business session of the conference, which was held virtually, Davidson County Attorney Chuck Frye was honored with the Outstanding Attorney of the Year award to recognize his exemplary service to the profession and to the public.
Frye has over 30 years of professional experience serving Davidson County, both as county attorney and as staff attorney for the Department of Social Services. He recently served as president of the NC Association of County Attorneys and previously served as president of the NC Association of Social Services Attorneys.
County Manager Casey Smith said, “Mr. Frye is a true professional and great asset to Davidson County government. I am proud to work with a colleague of such high caliber in terms of knowledge, experience and integrity.”
Frye is a graduate of Wake Forest University and Wake Forest University School of Law. He has made numerous presentations for continuing education programs sponsored by the UNC School of Government, the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners and the Wake Forest University School of Law. He has previously served the community as a board member of the Dragonfly House Child Advocacy Center, Hospice of Davidson County, Life Center of Davidson County, Lexington Area United Way, ARC of Davidson County and Westchester Country Day School and as district chairman of Boy Scouts of America.
Conference attendees participated in a variety of educational sessions with subject matter experts from the UNC School of Government, the NC Department of Health and Human Services, the NC State Bar and legal professionals from various counties. The conference covered several timely topics including legal aspects of county management and operations during the COVID-19 pandemic, public health law, affordable housing programs, legislative and case law and ethical issues related to pandemics. To see materials and presentations from the conference, visit https://www.ncacc.org/502/Summer-Attorneys-Conference.
Also, during the conference, Heather Baker was sworn in as president of the NC Association of County Attorneys. John Roberts of Orange County became the first vice president of the North Carolina Association of County Attorneys, Whitney Parrish of Lee County was elected to serve as second vice president and Misty Leland of Moore County became past president.