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Commissioner vice chairman appointed to ACC’s board of trustees

Alamance County’s commissioners have appointed the board’s vice chairman, Steve Carter, to serve on Alamance Community College’s board of trustees.

Carter’s term on the community college’s board of trustees will run from July 1 of this year until June 30, 2025.  He replaces longtime former county commissioner Eddie Boswell, who opted not to seek reelection to the commissioner board last year or to seek reappointment to ACC’s board prior to the June 30 expiration of his term.

Then-Governor Pat McCrory originally appointed Boswell to ACC’s trustee board in late 2016, to serve out the remainder of the term that Dan Ingle vacated when he resigned as the commissioners’ chairman and from ACC’s board earlier that year (all three are Republicans).

Alamance County’s commissioners subsequently appointed Boswell to a full, four-year term on the ACC board in 2017.

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A native of Knoxville, Tennessee and a retired banker for BB&T, Carter won a seat on the county’s governing board in 2018.  About 10 years prior to winning elective office, Carter had served as a founding leader for Alamance Conservative, a local group affiliated with the Tea Party movement that helped to propel candidates in federal races to victory during the 2010 and 2012 election cycles but appears to have become more dormant since then.

In keeping with the trustees’ custom, Carter will be sworn into office at the board’s first meeting of the upcoming fiscal year, on the second Monday night in August.

Carter has attended recent meeting of the board of trustees, including this week’s monthly meeting, in order to get a feel for the issues being handled by the trustee board.

Meanwhile, Boswell’s former trustees honored him for his five years’ service to ACC during their latest meeting Monday night, when they were also notified of Carter’s appointment.

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