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2023 Annual Conference

May 9-12, 2023 | Benton Convention Center, Winston-Salem
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Can't Wait to See You!

Conference activities will be headquartered at the Benton Convention Center, and hospitality focused on the Marriott and Embassy Suites. More information is on the way, but registration has begun. Sign up now!

Medical Note

Proof of full COVID-19 Vaccination will be required for all in-person attendees at the conference. Exceptions will be made for those who cannot receive the vaccine due to medical conditions only. If you have a medical condition that prohibits you from receiving the vaccine, a letter from a physician on their letterhead must be provided. Details on the individual condition are not required, but the letter must be from a physician that you are unable to receive the vaccine due to medical issues. Also, those with the medical exception will be required to provide proof of a negative test no older than 72 hours prior to arrival. Please email your exemption letter to


Use the following link to reserve your rooms.

To book conference rates at the Hampton Inn, use code NAA. Please be sure to update arrival and departure dates.

Board Summit

Join other board leaders from across North Carolina and hear from industry experts as they share tips and best practices to enhance your local board. This year, like the NCCAA Conference, we will focus on ways to recharge your board effectiveness and advocacy. Don’t miss this chance to meet and share with other board leaders here in NC. Space is limited so click the link below to secure your spot today.

Pre-conference Activities

Sip and Paint
with Stephanie Cox

Stephanie Cox is owner and CEO of “Creative Arts by Stephanie,” a privately owned mobile sip and paint business that provides professional pre-drawn canvas portraits to represent the vision of her clients. Stephanie is a native of New Bern, NC, and a leader in the Community Action network. While passionate about art, Stephanie is
equally as passionate about serving her community.


Stephanie is the CSBG Program Director for Coastal Community Action, Inc. out of Newport, NC. She strives to build bridges of hope for families and individuals living in poverty, and to help create a better quality of life for themselves, and their families.


Keynote Speaker

Dr. Henry C. McKoy, Jr.,

Inaugural Director, Office of State and Community Energy Programs, U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)

Dr. McKoy, a Biden appointee, is Inaugural Director of the US Department of Energy's $16 Billion Office of State and Community Energy Programs, leading a team of professionals charged with investing billions of federal dollars annually into strategic national energy projects at the state, local, and community levels focused on building and strengthening physical infrastructure, reducing climate change, creating well paying jobs, and driving social and environmental justice across the United States of America.


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