Under the Dome

New research director at county association

Linda Millsaps, a former assistant secretary at the state Department of Revenue and tax expert in the legislature’s Fiscal Research Division, is going to work for the N.C. Association of County Commissioners.

Millsaps goes to the association after a stop at the N.C. Center for Public Policy Research, where she was named executive director in September. The public policy center sponsors the surveys of legislator effectiveness and lobbyist influence.

She’ll become the county association’s research director on May 1, where she’ll lead a center started last year to be the principal repository and source of data analysis for county-based information. The center collects and publishes primary survey data from North Carolina county governments and compiles county data information from secondary data sources.

Millsaps’ background “makes her ideally suited to lead our research efforts,” said Executive Director Kevin Leonard.