NCC Announces New Executive Director

North Country Council announces the appointment of Dr. Barbara Robinson as its new Executive Director. Robinson brings more than 25 years of experience in Business leadership, management, and entrepreneurship to the organization.

Executive Director

Dr. Barbara Robinson

“The NCC Board has unanimously selected Barbara to be our next Executive Director,” says William Andreas, President of the NCCs Board of Directors. “We need a leader who has a vision for how North Country Council will build upon and advance over three decades of leadership in regional planning and economic development. Barbara’s background uniquely fits this objective. Dr. Robinson has a commitment to NCC core values and mission, and a capacity to strategically guide the association and its talented team forward” notes Andreas. “Dr. Robinson replaces Christine Frost, who has moved on to serve as Program Director for the Northern Border Regional Commission Serving northern New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine.”

The Executive Director Director position for North Country Council offers me the opportunity to help our region thrive through effective planning, advocacy, and development and to serve an important service organization in our region.  I am very enthusiastic about this opportunity to engage with our highly qualified staff team working for the NCC Board to create success for our region. I strongly believe in the importance of strategic planning and coalition support, advancing opportunities and access to business and economic development, fostering managed growth and strategic initiatives through quality research, and effective management and coalition-building in New Hampshire, the greater region, and beyond our borders.”

Robinson holds a Doctor of Arts in Transformational Leadership from Franklin Pierce University, a M.B.A and Certificate of Advanced Graduate studies from Plymouth State University, A Master of Communications from Emerson College, A Graduate Administration and Management Certificate from Harvard University and a BA from Northwestern University.


Founded in 1973, North Country Council (NCC) is the regional planning agency serving 51 communities and 25 unincorporated places in the northern third of New Hampshire.

It is the mission of North Country Council to encourage effective community and regional planning for the development of economic opportunity and the conservation of natural, cultural and economic resources. This is accomplished by providing information, regional advocacy, technical assistance, community education, and direct service to the region, its organizations, and political subdivisions.

During our over 30-year history, NCC has always been a flexible organization, working with communities on a variety of issues and community concerns as needs have arisen. In its function of service to the region, NCC initiates or provides essential support for planning and economic development services.


North Country Council’s New Office Location:

Mount Eustis Commons, 262 Cottage Street, Suite # 246, Littleton, NH  03561

On July 30, 2015, we moved to our new location at Mount Eustis Commons in Littleton.  Our telephone number has not changed, (603) 444-6303.  The North Country Council staff email addresses also remain the same.

If you have any questions regarding North Country Council’s new office location, please contact us and we’ll be happy to help.  We look forward to seeing you at our new office location.