N.C. Senior Tar Heel Legislature inducts David Marty as alternate for Chatham County

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RALEIGH — At its first general session of 2022, the North Carolina Senior Tar Heel Legislature inducted David Marty as alternate for Chatham County.

Marty is a retired CPA and project manager, holding a bachelor of science from the University of Michigan and a master’s of business administration from the University of Minnesota. A Chatham County resident for 13 years, he enjoys travelling and following Michigan sports.

Marty will be replacing Robin Leto as Chatham’s alternate to the Senior Tar Heel Legislature, bringing a wealth of experience. Marty was formerly president of the board of directors for the Council on Aging and currently serves on the board of Chatham Outreach Alliance, which operates a food panty in Pittsboro. In addition, he is one of the Council on Aging’s volunteer Community Ambassadors.

The Area Agency on Aging unit of Triangle J Council of Governments (TJCOG Region J) said of Marty, “He has been a tremendous asset to our council and community, serving as a former board member officer for nine years and now a volunteer Community Ambassador. He represents the Aging Council on the Chatham Health Alliance’s Health Access Subcommittee. He is an effective project manager; most recently, he helped us implement our NCSU Institute for Emerging Issues grant to select and provide digital devices and training to socially isolated seniors.”

“I view the opportunity to serve with the STHL as a great opportunity to improve the lives of our senior citizens,” Marty said.

As evidenced by his work the NCSU Institute for emerging issues, he is highly concerned about the digital divide that exists with seniors, who often lack access to broadband, face financial challenges to acquire home-based technology, and need training in the use of devices.

Marty’s addition to the NCSTHL will give him a powerful platform to work towards improving the quality of life for older adults not only in Chatham County, but across the entire state. He welcomes opportunities to speak with residents, stakeholders, and community groups in the county in support of his role as an advocate for older adults.

For more information, contact Marty at dmarty02@yahoo.com or 919-386-1108. Additionally, visit ncseniortarheellegislature.org or contact Allison Brown, NCSTHL Public Relations Chair, katbrown1029@gmail.com or 336-940-8185.

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