Johnny Riddle currently serves on the Yancey County Board of Commissioners, and has served for 10 years (8 as Chair). He’s a Yancey County native and has been a small business owner for 28 years. For 30 years he has been married to his high school sweetheart Janet, and together they have two daughters, Anne and Molly.
“I really enjoy working with the different organizations that come together to make up our small county. It takes collaboration and a lot of thinking outside the box to keep small local government working for the betterment of its citizens. That collaboration is exactly what I enjoy seeing happen in our region due largely in part to HCCOG. The COG is a great organization to be a part of and one that I take very seriously.”
The Vice Chair shall perform all the duties of the Chair in the absence of the Chair, or in the event of the inability of the Chair to act, and, the Vice Chair shall perform such other duties as may be prescribed by the Executive Board.
The Secretary shall assist the Clerk to the Board with keeping or arranging for the keeping of minutes of all regular and special meetings of the Executive Board, including a record of all votes on questions before the Board. The Secretary shall perform such other duties as may be prescribed by the Executive Board.
The Treasurer shall assist the Finance Officer in: Overseeing arrangement for financial transactions, and assuring a special bank account is maintained in the name of High Country Council of Governments; Preparing a monthly expenditure report, giving a summary of expenditures for the month and the total percent expended for the fiscal year to date; and ensuring that the accounts of the Council are submitted for audit each year as required by NC General Statutes 159-34 and grantor agencies of the Federal Government.