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1 <br /> ORANGE COUNTY <br /> BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS <br /> ACTION AGENDA ITEM ABSTRACT <br /> Meeting Date: September 15, 2020 <br /> Action Agenda <br /> Item No. 8-g <br /> SUBJECT: Appointment of Interim Clerk <br /> DEPARTMENT: County Attorney's Office <br /> ATTACHMENT(S): INFORMATION CONTACT: <br /> Resolution Annette Moore, (919) 245-2317 <br /> PURPOSE: To appoint an Interim Clerk to the Board of Commissioners during the search for a <br /> permanent Clerk. <br /> BACKGROUND: On July 31, 2020, the Board of Commissioners' ("the Board") beloved Clerk, <br /> Donna Baker, unexpectedly passed away. North Carolina General Statute § 153A-111 requires <br /> that the Board of Commissioners appoint a Clerk to the Board. Staff recommends that the <br /> Board appoint an interim Clerk while the Board searches for a permanent Clerk. The statute <br /> allows the Board to designate a County employee to be Clerk to the Board. Greg Wilder, <br /> Assistant to the County Manager for Legislative Affairs, has worked in the County Manager's <br /> Office for many years. In this capacity, Greg has worked closely with the Clerk's Office on a <br /> variety of projects and is well suited to serve as Interim Clerk to the Board. Staff is <br /> recommending the Board appoint Greg Wilder as Interim Clerk. Greg Wilder's salary would <br /> increase slightly to be the same as that of the former Clerk. <br /> FINANCIAL IMPACT: There will be no financial impact as adequate funds are already included <br /> in the FY 2020-21 budget. <br /> SOCIAL JUSTICE IMPACT: The following Orange County Social Justice Goal is applicable to <br /> this item: <br /> • GOAL: ENABLE FULL CIVIC PARTICIPATION <br /> Ensure that Orange County residents are able to engage government through voting and <br /> volunteering by eliminating disparities in participation and barriers to participation. <br /> ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT: There is no Orange County Environmental Responsibility Goal <br /> impact associated with this item. <br /> RECOMMENDATION(S): The Manager recommends that the Board approve the Resolution <br /> and authorize the Chair to sign it. <br />