Smart Start Local Interagency Coordinating Council

Local Interagency Coordinating Councils (LICCs) are community-based advisory groups. Each county should have a LICC. Local service providers and parents work together to make sure that all families know about early intervention services. The Region A Partnership for Children understands that The role of the SS/LICC is to:
  • develop and distribute county specific public awareness and child find materials;
  • support interagency partnerships and information sharing;
  • promote parent and family involvement in all community events;
  • support community efforts that involve children with special needs and their families.
Who are we?

The SS/LICC (Smart Start / Local Interagency Coordinating Council) is composed of community members and parents with an interest in quality services for children, including children with special needs, and families in our community. Everyone who attends meetings does on a volunteer basis. Everyone brings a valuable point of view to the group. Meetings are open to the public.

What do we do?

We identify services and resources currently available to families; help to strengthen current services and resources; provide activities in the community to help find children who are not currently receiving services; and, help to develop and implement a coordinated inter-agency service system for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers including children with special needs and their families.

How can you participate

Attend the monthly meetings in your county; advocate for children and families by becoming a champion for children and spreading the First 2000 Days message; sponsor and/or promote activities of the local teams; encourage parents to become involved; and, share and connect with resources in your county.

See full Calendar of Events times and locations:


Contact Information 2019-2020 Measures Document link
Cherokee County 2019-2020 Measures Cherokee County SSLICC Community Template
Clay County 2019-2020 Measures Clay County SSLICC Community Template
Graham County 2019-2020 Measures
Haywood County 2019-2020 Measures Haywood County SSLICC Community Template
Jackson County 2019-2020 Measures Jackson County SSLICC Community Template
Macon County 2019-2020 Measures Macon County SSLICC Community Template
Swain County 2019-2020 Measures Swain County SSLICC Community Template
Qualla Boundary— Local Interagency Coordinating Council Team 2019-2020 Measures Qualla Boundary SS Community Template
Qualla Boundary—Qualla Early Head Start / Head Start 2019-2020 Measures Qualla Boundary SS Community Template

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Cherokee County Smart Start/LICC Team

Vision: Efficient collaboration of all community groups impacting children and families.

Mission: Collaborating to extend awareness and access of services impacting children and families and to address needs identified for children and families in Cherokee County.

  • TBA
  • Murphy, NC 28906
  • Email:
  • Co-Chair—Kristi Cook
  • Region A Partnership for Children
  • 116 Jackson St
  • Sylva, NC 28779
  • Ph: 828-586-0661
  • Email: kcook@rapc.org
Meets 1st Wednesday of every month starting at 1:00 PM at Region A Partnership for Children’s (Smart Start) Murphy office located at 141 Peachtree St, Ste 5, Professional Building, Murphy, NC 28906.

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Clay County Smart Start/LICC Team

Vision: All children and families are being nurtured and enriched by the community.

Mission: To create a collaborative community that supports education, health and safety for all families.

  • Chair—Kristi Cook
  • Region A Partnership for Children
  • 116 Jackson St
  • Sylva, NC 28779
  • Ph: 828-586-0661
  • Email: kcook@rapc.org
Meets 1st Thursday of every month starting at 1:30 pm at Clay County School Administration Building located at 154 Yellow Jacket Dr, Hayesville, NC 28904.

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Graham County SS/LICC Team

Vision: Healthy and safe families who are able to reach their full potential.

Mission: Advocating for families to be healthy, safe, and educated and successful

  • Chair—Jody L. Miller
  • Community Engagement Coordinator
  • Region A Partnership for Children
  • 116 Jackson Street
  • Sylva, NC 28779
  • Ph: 828-631-3900 x126
  • Cell: 828-506-6111
  • Email: jmiller@rapc.org
Meets 2nd Thursday of every month starting at 9:30 AM at Graham County Public Health Dept located at 191 P and J Rd, Robbinsville, NC 28771

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Haywood County Smart Start/LICC Team

Vision: A community joined together to create strong, healthy, and safe families.

Mission: A team of families, providers and community members collaborating to help children and families obtain services and supports to strengthen and grow to their full potential.

  • Chair— Jody L. Miller
  • Community Engagement Coordinator
  • Region A Partnership for Children
  • 116 Jackson Street
  • Sylva, NC 28779
  • Ph: 828-631-3900 x126
  • Cell: 828-506-6111
  • Email: jmiller@rapc.org
Meets 3rd Wednesday of every month starting at 10:30 am at Haywood Health and Human Services—Environmental Services—Room 203 located at 157 Paragon Parkway, Clyde NC 28721

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Jackson County SS/LICC Team

Vision: To create opportunities for all children and families to participate in the community with the supports they need.

Mission: A team of parents, agencies, and service providers working together to identify strengths, inform, train, and look for solutions and resources when needed.

  • Co-Chair—Randi Braun
  • Region A Partnership for Children
  • 116 Jackson Street
  • Sylva, NC 28779
  • Ph: 828-586-0661
  • Email: mbraun@rapc.org
  • TBA
  • Parent
  • Ph:
Meets 2nd Wednesday of every month starting at 12 PM at Children’s Developmental Services Agency Sylva Office located at 87 Bonnie Lane, Sylva, NC 28779

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Macon County SS/LICC Team

Vision: To build a community, in which, all families are healthy, empowered, and productive.

Mission: A team of community agencies, organizations, and parents who work together to identify community strengths, create opportunities for growth and education, and to advocate for services.

  • Chair— Jody L. Miller
  • Community Engagement Coordinator
  • Region A Partnership for Children
  • 116 Jackson Street
  • Sylva, NC 28779
  • Ph: 828-631-3900 x126
  • Cell: 828-506-6111
  • Email: jmiller@rapc.org
Meets 4th Thursday of every month starting at 12:00 PM at Macon Program for Progress Training Annex located at 82 Orchard View Rd, Franklin, NC 28734

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Swain County Smart Start/LICC Team

Vision: County will be a community of healthy, safe, and successful children.

Mission: A cohesive group that collaborates, identifies resources, and provides opportunities for positive family well-being.

  • Chair—Meagan Cagle, Child Care Health Consultant
  • Jackson County Health Department
  • 538 Scotts Creek Rd, #100
  • Sylva, NC 28779
  • Phone: 828-586-8994
  • Email: meagancagle@jacksonnc.org
Meets 2nd Tuesday of every month starting at 10:00 am at Swain Co. Family Resource Center located at 300 Hughes Branch Rd, Bryson City, NC 28713.

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Qualla Boundary—Local Interagency Coordinating Council Team
  • Chair—Consie Girty, Director Hope Center
  • 86 Elk Crossing
  • Cherokee, NC 28719
  • Ph: 828-554-5000
  • Email: consuela.girty@ccs-nc.org
Meets the 3rd Wednesday of every month starting at 12:00 at Hope Center located at 1582 Ravensford Dr, Cherokee, NC 28719.

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Qualla Boundary—Qualla Early Head Start / Head Start
  • Chair—Jody Miller
  • Community Engagement Coordinator
  • Region A Partnership for Children
  • 116 Jackson Street
  • Sylva, NC 28779
  • Ph: 828-631-3900 x126
  • Cell: 828-506-6111
  • Email: jmiller@rapc.org
Meets the 3rd Thursday of every month starting at 12:00 at the Qualla Boundary Early Head Start / Head Start (Dora Reed Center) located at 897 Aquoni Rd, Cherokee, NC 28719.