Our Core Values


Keep our members and their needs at the forefront of everything we do.


Be principled in all interactions with members, decision-makers, and the public.


Work with other organizations and individuals who share our common goals.


Celebrate and reflect the individual differences and demographics of our members in all aspects of our work.

Our Mission:

“To advance, promote, and protect the benefits, interests, and well-being of North Carolina’s retired state and local public servants.”

Our Six Strategic Priorities


To expand the policy agenda & influence through a compelling vision, leadership, and the intentional engagement of stakeholders.


To become a more service-oriented organization by expanding informational & educational offerings.

Local Engagement

To become a relationship-centric organization through more local opportunities for engagement.


To build the association's capacity to expand strategic use of digital communications to better engage membership.


To strengthen awareness of the association among pre-retirees through partnerships and targeted outreach.

Public Perceptions

To strengthen the public perception of public service and servants.


We recognize that the transformation for this vision will not happen overnight. The vision will take course over a period of 3 years, from July 2021 – July 2024.

YEAR 1: July 2021 - July 2022

Focus: Branding, Reimagined Infrastructure, and New Coalition Building

  • Launch new website, digital communication strategies, and improved database system
  • Promote the brand to meet the moment and strengthen public image
  • Strengthen membership engagement infrastructures (local engagement groups, advocacy training)
  • Build the change & innovation culture at NCRGEA

YEAR 2: July 2022 - July 2023

Focus: Training and Leadership Opportunities to Increase Engagement

  • Highly relevant and targeted information (including internal policy expertise) sent out to membership
  • Targeted digital outreach to HR departments across the state and pre-retirees
  • Member-to-member recruitment drive

YEAR 3: July 2023 - July 2024

Focus: Elevate our Influence and Impact on North Carolina and Humanity

  • Increase local engagement opportunities
  • Mobilize Membership in local lobbying & advocacy
  • Ongoing member recruitement

YEAR 4: July 2024

Focus: NCRGEA has Captured 30% of the Available Market and has Become the "Go-to" Resource Center for Government Retirees in North Carolina