Orange County Attorney John Roberts was named the outstanding County Attorney of the Year by the N.C. Association of County Attorneys (NCACA) at its annual conference in July.
“John has been a great asset and advocate for county issues,” said Whitney Parrish, the Lee County Attorney who is the current NCACA President. “During his time as president, he has worked diligently on an internship program to increase diversity, equity, and inclusion in those entering local government law.”
Roberts has served as Orange County Attorney since April 2009. Prior to coming to Orange County, he served as County Attorney for Stanly County for two years.
As county attorney, he serves as in-house general counsel for the county government with a focus on North Carolina local government law, contracts, cybersecurity, privacy, and data breach response.
“I'm honored to receive this recognition,” Roberts said. “I have to emphasize that everything I worked on was part of a team effort. The other association officers, Whitney Parrish, Heather Baker, and Misty Leland and also Amy Bason with the NCACC and Kara Millonzi with the School of Government, did the hard work and my responsibilities were easy by comparison.”
Roberts is a graduate of Davenport University and holds a J.D. from NC Central University and an MPA from N.C. State University.
Photo caption: John Roberts, center, is congratulated by Amy Bason, General Counsel for the N.C. Association of County Commissioners, and Rep. Allen Buansi (Orange County).