RALEIGH, N.C. - Campbell Law Senior Law Clinic Director Roger Manus was recently appointed to the North Carolina Governor’s Advisory Council on Aging. Former N.C. Governor Pat McCrory appointed Manus to the post in late December. His term will expire in June 2018.
“Serving on the Governor’s Advisory Council will be a great opportunity to promote the development of policies and expansion of appropriate services to meet the needs of older North Carolinians,” said Manus. “I hope that my position also will enable me to create opportunities for our students to observe this aspect of government policy-making up close.”
Manus holds more than 35 years of experience successfully advocating for elders and persons with disabilities on a wide range of issues. A former managing attorney and senior staff attorney with a mental disability law reform project, he served as lead attorney in several successful class action litigation matters. He has been honored as a Wingspread Fellow, a Root Tilden Public Interest Law Scholar and with Distinguished Service Awards from the Community Living Association and Mental Health Association of North Carolina. He has also presented on elder law at various continuing legal education seminars.
The N.C. Governor’s Advisory Council on Aging is comprised of 33 members, 29 of which are appointed by the N.C. Governor, two by the N.C. Senate President Pro Tempore and two by the N.C. Speaker of the House of Representatives. The council is staffed by the Division of Adult Services. The council makes recommendations to the Governor and Secretary of Health & Human Services to improve human services to the elderly throughout the state. For more information visit https://www.ncdhhs.gov/divisions/daas/daas-council-committee.
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