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Warren Dean McCall

Title: Commissioner

Municipality: Town of Williamston

Position Interested In: First Vice President; At-Large - Elected Official

Tell us why you would like to serve in a leadership position at the League. In particular, specify goals you would like to accomplish as an officer or board member and indicate how, if attained, they will help to achieve Vision 2030 – the League’s future vision of how cities and towns will operate in 2030.

My intent to serve is multifaceted.  First, I have a desire to be directly involved in the collective process of a member-driven organization (as my state and national professional organization elected office history shows) in order to be a contributor and collaborator for the leading edge of the organization.  Second, I have a strong desire to represent small town NC amongst all of the municipalities represented by NCLM, making sure that we are all truly represented and collaborating for a better NC.  Lastly, I have a long history of passion and involvement for advocacy and have worked hard in a variety of settings and positions to foster greater numbers of others being involved in policy and political processes.  An organization's strength is in its members and their active involvement to make change.  This is certainly consistent with what is outlined in the NCLM's Vision 2030 planning pillars.

Tell us about your experience as a municipal official. You may want to include information on your service on the municipal governing body, other related boards and special areas of interest.

My municipal path was borne out of my previous experiences in economic development, committee service, and political advocacy.  Additionally, my experience as an executive officer at various levels and settings have afforded me a good understanding of finance and organizational operations combined with appreciation for considering expertise from department heads collaboratively to meet goals and to stay financially sound.  My service on behalf of the Town of Williamston is exactly this platform, dealing with a multitude of financial line items, departments, making decisions on behalf of those facts and all the while considering the citizens and their needs... as one progresses the town into technology advances, self-determination of financial stability while maintaining comprehensive improvement plans, and working to improve its position within the region and the state collective.  As well, experience in legal realms also has helped my service on the Town Board of Commissioners, as we deal with code changes and legislation that impacts enforcement and operational aspects of the town.  

More specifically, I have been assigned to economic development, contract negotiations regarding technology advances, and projects that involve parks and recreation that also get at economic development and healthy living environments.  Although local in nature, the above is directly related to and is in keeping with the legislative goals set forth by NCLM for 2023-2024.  To this end, my experiences (before and up to this moment) have led me to want to serve at a higher level.

Tell us about your educational background, professional experience, and/or community or civic activities. 

I have a clinical doctorate from Duke University Medical School Department of Physical Therapy.  I have a BA in Psychology and also an AAS in physical therapy.  My PT background led me into advocacy and legislative pursuits for our profession at the state level.  This then led to federal level advocacy and service at both state and national levels.  For additional information, please refer to my resume attached in this nomination packet.  As for my military, professional career, and community involvement, these activities are diverse and are listed below:

  • Sergeant, United States Marine Corps Reserves, 1986-1994 

  • Actor, Martin Community Players, 1997-present 

  • President, Martin Community Players Board of Directors, 2014-2020

  • BLS Instructor, American Heart Association, 1998-2013 

  • Member of Advisory Panel, East Carolina University DPT Program, 2011-2012 

  • Chairman, Martin County Land Use Project, 2012-2013 

  • Member, Police Advisory Board, Williamston, NC, 2011-2016 

  • Member of the Board of Directors, Committee of 100, Martin County 2012-2020

  • Orthopedic Certified Specialist, American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties, 2011-present 

  • Town Appointed Member, Martin County Comprehensive Transportation Committee 2016-2018 

  • Town Planning Board Member and Board of Adjustments Member, 2017-2020

  • Leadership North Carolina Program Alumnus, Class XXVII, 2022

  • Williamston Town Commissioner, Williamston, NC, 2021-Present

  • Member and Usher, Memorial Baptist Church, Williamston, NC 

  • Invited guest lecturer on topics of Healthcare Business, Medicare, and Political Advocacy at UNC-CH, Duke University, Elon University, ECU, WSSU, Missouri PT Association meeting, Methodist University, NCPTA state, district and student special interest group functions, 2005-present

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Have You Participated in Any NCLM Events or Committees? 

  • Town & State Dinner or Town Hall Days

  • Legislative Goals Planning Events or Process


Please provide any other information you would like the Nominations Committee to consider.

I am happy to provide NC General Assembly, Congressional, Professional Associations, Attorney/Legal, NC Community College System, Municipality Departments, Economic Development, and Academic assorted endorsements or references are certainly available upon request, should the nominating committee wish to have those.  I trust that these relationships are evident as per my history and did not wish to burden this process by simply attaching documents in bulk for this process.

I sincerely thank the nominating committee and the voting body for their time and consideration and I look forward to serving as the will of the NCLM constituents see fit as we journey forward in collaboration all across NC.

Letter of Recommendation (Williamston Mayor Joyce Whichard-Brown)

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