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Life in a COG

November 28, 2022

Life in a COG

by Izzy Norman
11/28/22

Caption: The Foothills Regional Commission is Region C. Before Lead for North Carolina, my understanding of local government was limited to municipalities and counties. To my surprise, there are distinct regional entities that exist between state and local government known as councils of governments, or COGs. North Carolina is comprised …

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Serving Where I Grew Up

November 28, 2022

Serving Where I Grew Up

by Yasharth Singh
11/28/22

One of the most interesting aspects about my fellowship is that it allows me to work for the county that I was raised in. Growing up, I attended sports camps at the local recreation center, attended the local public schools, and visited local fairs and festivals. Seeing this community from …

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Start of My Fellowship

November 28, 2022

Start of My Fellowship

by Keshav Javvadi
11/28/22

The only thing I’ve experienced recently that’s been more challenging than the first few months of my professional career has been figuring out how to express the extent of that challenge in this blog post.  The fact that the transition from college to adulthood is difficult may be a cliché, …

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Hickory 101  

November 23, 2022

Hickory 101  

by Layne Cole
11/23/22

For the past few months, I have had the honor of serving the City of Hickory. As a fellow working in the Budget Office, I have worked closely with other departments but had had little interaction outside of official business. Much of my work is crucial to the daily, and …

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My Experience as a Fellow

November 22, 2022

My Experience as a Fellow

by Katelyn Smith
11/22/22

Life after college has been one of the biggest challenges I have encountered in the past four years. No one prepares you for the real world and all the changes you’ll face after graduation. I have come to learn that a job is nothing like college and everything you have …

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Engaging with the Community 

November 19, 2022

Engaging with the Community 

by Leslie Morales-Noyola
11/19/22

My time in Wilson has been interesting thus far. Since I am serving under the Human Relations office, I have been involved in various community events and have met several Wilson residents and stakeholders. For example, on my second day of service, the office held their annual National Night Out …

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Serving My Community

May 5, 2022

Serving My Community

by Noor Sandhu
05/05/22

Serving the Town of Apex has provided me invaluable experiences – the impacts of our program can be seen in the field, and I have had the privilege of seeing them firsthand. As a Housing and Community Programs Specialist, I work closely with the rest of the Town’s first affordable …

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