Wednesday, July 17, 2024

New Hanover County releases guest list for GenX meeting

NEW HANOVER COUNTY — The County Manager’s office on Wednesday released the details for the meeting among government officials and Chemours, the company accused of releasing the chemical GenX into the Cape Fear River. (Read more about local leaders’ response to the developing situation.)

The meeting will take place at 11:30 a.m. at the New Hanover County Government Center. [mappress mapid=”1073″] The meeting is not open to the public, and is for invited guests only, according to the county. That includes a reporter from Star News, who is expected to report back to other media following the meeting. There will be no audio or visual recording of the meeting.

The media is expected to last 90 minutes. It will be followed by a press conference.

Attending the meeting will be:

New Hanover County

  • Board of Commissioners Chairman Woody White
  • County Manager Chris Coudriet
  • Health Board Chairwoman Stephanie Smith
  • Public Health Director Phillip Tarte
  • County Attorney Wanda Copley
  • Chief Communications Officer Ruth Smith


  • Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo
  • Wilmington City Manager Sterling Cheatham
  • An attorney for the City of Wilmington

Brunswick County

  • Board of Commissioners Chairman Frank Williams
  • County Manager Ann Hardy
  • Health and Human Services Director David Stanley

Pender County

  • Board of Commissioners Chairman George Brown
  • County Manager Randell Woodruff
  • Health and Human Services Director Carolyn Moser

Cape Fear Public Utility Authority

  • Chairman Mike Brown
  • Executive Director Jim Flechtner
  • CFPUA Consulting Attorney Linda Miles


  • N.C. Department of Environmental Quality Secretary Michael S. Regan
  • A representative from the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services

Additional information and updates about the GenX situation can be found on the county’s website.

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