United Way of Chatham County hosted its annual member agency meeting on Wednesday, October 4 at the new Chatham County Agriculture and Conference Center. Agencies received information regarding upcoming events, reporting procedures and local grant opportunities. Chatham County Budget Analyst Lisa West provided an update on the impending changes to the county’s nonprofit funding process and outlined a timeline for agencies. NC 2-1-1 Statewide Strategy Director Heather Black introduced NC 2-1-1, a new information and referral source for Chatham County residents. She also shared how United Way funded agencies can help increase access to resources in our community through this new platform. Chatham County Emergency Management Coordinator Alan Byrd spoke about the vital role nonprofit organizations play in disaster response. The meeting also included a networking session so agencies could discuss potential collaborative projects and ways to address the changing needs of our growing community.