The North Carolina Association of County Commissioners is pleased to announce that Amy Bason has been promoted to General Counsel. Bason joined the NCACC in January 2011 as Legislative Counsel after serving for four years as the General Counsel to the Senate Majority Leader’s office.
‘The position of NCACC General Counsel is an important component in our ability to move forward,” said NCACC Executive Director David F. Thompson. “This position serves as the legal advisor for not only my office but our Board of Directors and Risk Management Board of Trustees. In addition, this position has multiple responsibilities not limited to education of our members, membership outreach, vendor negotiations, and advocating on behalf of counties at the General Assembly. Thus, it takes a special person with unique professional and personal skills to fill this position.”
Prior to her service at the General Assembly, Bason worked for the North Carolina Attorney General’s Office as an Assistant Attorney General. She served as legal counsel to the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Facility Services, Certificate of Need Section, where she represented the department in complex civil litigation. She also served as counsel for the North Carolina Medical Board.
Bason received her J.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and was admitted into the North Carolina State Bar in August 1996. She earned a B.A. in Political Science from Rutgers University. She and her husband, John, have one daughter, Leah.
“I am extremely excited for the opportunity to work for the Association in this capacity,” said Bason. “This new position will enable me to work even more closely with all 100 counties and to help further the Association’s goals in all aspects of the our operations.”