What is the Cooperative Council of NC?
The Cooperative Council of NC is an association of cooperatives in North Carolina. We provide four main events through the year:
The Annual Co-op Conference is in the first quarter and is a two-day educational event with networking and connecting with representatives from cooperatives across the state.
Cooperative Leadership Camp is week-long overnight camp held each June that gives up to 100 teens the opportunity to experience the cooperative business model and build leadership skills as they work together to form a t-shirt cooperative. (2021 Virtual experience)
Quarterly Virtual Co-op Coffee Conversations introduce a great guest story teller with a hot topic of interest to all cooperatives. It is a noon time each quarter and is open to all members, volunteers and board members.
Lastly, Cooperative Dynamics is a workshop held at the end of the year to help new cooperative employees understand the principles, governance and economic impact of cooperatives in our state and nation. We also travel the state to provide onsite education for our members and affiliates, and we can present onsite for Annual Meetings, training sessions and events.
Beyond these programs and activities, we have partnered with national cooperatives such as Cabot Cheese Cooperative as well as NCBA/CLUSA to bring the Co-ops for Community scouting patch program to North Carolina for youth education.
Staff and Board
As CCNC’s executive director, Emily dedicates her time to making sure Cooperative Council members are finding value in their membership and that the benefits of the council are available to all members at each cooperative. Emily coordinates four major events each year for the council along with several other smaller programs for the members' benefit. Emily understands the cooperative way and supports connections across the state with members. She is a certified Credit Union Developmental Educator as well as a supporter of all cooperatives. Please feel free to contact her through email or phone.
Email: [email protected] Phone: 919-834-5544
We have a team of professionals including Administrative Support, Bookkeeping, Graphic Design, and IT to assist with our daily operations, membership service, as well as our key event planning and facilitation. Feel free to contact any part of the organization by emailing us at [email protected]
Blue Ridge Energy
Carteret-Craven Electric Cooperative
Cape Hatteras Electric Cooperative
Edgecombe-Martin County EMC
Four County EMC
French Broad EMC
Lumbee River EMC
Pee Dee EMC
Roanoke Electric Cooperative
South River EMC
Civic Federal Credit Union
Coastal Credit Union
ElecTel Cooperative Federal Credit Union Lion's Share Federal Credit Union
Local Government Federal Credit Union Rieglewood Federal Credit Union
Premier Federal Credit Union
Yadkin Valley TMC
Retail and Marketing Members
Maryland/Virginia Milk Producers
Southern States Cooperative
US Tobacco Cooperative
Weaver Street Market
Association and Insurance
NC Association Of Electric Cooperatives
NC Peanut Growers Association
NC State University
NC State Grange
NC Grange Mutual Insurance Company
Southeast United Dairy Industry Association
Carolina Common Enterprise
Carolina's Credit Union League