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Older Adult, Caregiver, & Dementia CIT Training

By ECC Admin | June 28, 2022

Regional Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) certification classes are gearing up to meet the need of our community members. According to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, more than 50 percent of the state’s law enforcement population are CIT trained. The CIT program is an innovative first-responder model of police-based crisis intervention with […]

Busy Item Donations

By ECC Admin | June 28, 2022

Seniors with dementia may show anxiety or agitation in their hands. Signs include pulling or rubbing at clothes or bedding, rubbing hands together, twisting fingers, wringing hands, wandering, and repetitive speech. Sensory therapy or fidget items are an effective way to reduce anxiety, calm nerves, and provide comfort. Simple fidget items can provide an interactive, tactile, and engaging […]

June 16, 2022 article from The County Compass newspaper about ECC welcoming its new Executive Director, David Bone

By ECC Admin | June 22, 2022

Public Hearing

By ECC Admin | May 23, 2022

A proposed budget for the operation of the Neuse River Council d/b/a Eastern Carolina Council of Governments, for the Fiscal Year 2022-2023 has been presented to its Board of Directors. This budget is open and available for public inspection online at or at 233 Middle St, Ste. 300, O’Marks Building, New Bern, NC during […]

ECC hires new Executive Director

By ECC Admin | May 17, 2022

The Eastern Carolina Council of Governments (ECC) Board of Directors takes great pleasure in announcing the appointment of David Bone as Executive Director, effective Monday, May 16, 2022. Mr. Bone brings extensive local government experience after service as County Manager in Davie and Martin Counties and as Town Manager in Wendell, Elizabethtown, and Chadbourn, NC.  […]

Caregiver Respite Voucher Assistance Program for Carteret & Craven County

By ECC Admin | October 19, 2021

Tim Ware

By ECC Admin | October 5, 2021

A graduate of NC State University, Tim served as Fiscal Director and Assistant Director of the Mid-East Commission, headquartered in Washington, NC, beginning in 1994, and was named Executive Director in 2002.  After 10 years at Mid-East, he moved to Fredericksburg, VA, assuming the post of Executive Director of the George Washington Regional Commission, serving for […]


By ECC Admin | September 1, 2021

Request for Proposal Home Delivered Meals Project Request for Proposal Wednesday, September 1, 2021 Home Delivered Meals for Older Adults Eastern Carolina Council (ECC) is accepting proposals for its Home Delivered Meals regional service project under the CARES Act Home and Community Care Block Grant program. The regional program is administered through ECC Area Agency […]

Special Meeting of the Executive Committee – July 22, 2021

By ECC Admin | July 19, 2021

  Notice of Executive Committee Board Meeting Eastern Carolina Council Board of Directors July 22, 2021 The Eastern Carolina Council has scheduled an Executive Committee Board Meeting for Thursday, July 22, 2021. This meeting will be held in the third-floor conference room of the O’Marks Building, located at 233 Middle Street, New Bern, NC 28560. […]

Notice of Special Called Executive Committee Board Meeting Eastern Carolina Council Board of Directors July 8, 2021

By ECC Admin | July 6, 2021

The ECC Executive Committee will hold a special meeting on July 8 at 5:30 p.m. The meeting will be remote pursuant to G.S. 166A-19.24. The purpose of the meeting is to hold a closed session to consult with an attorney in order to preserve the attorney-client privilege and to hear or investigate a complaint, charge, […]

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