The North Dakota County Commissioners Association (NDCCA) elected Bottineau County Commissioner Charlie Adams to join the Board of Directors. The NDCCA was established in 1905. As the form of government closest to the people, counties offer a unique perspective that makes them critical players in decisions affecting their citizens. The North Dakota County Commissioners Association serves as the counties' advocate before all branches of state government. It acts on legislative issues and lobbies on behalf of North Dakota's 223 county commissioners, serving 53 counties.
Adams, a county commissioner since 2015, also serves on Bottineau County's Zoning Board, the County Social Services Board, and the Souris Basin Planning Council that coordinates administration and resources for a seven-county area.
Besides county leadership, Adams serves on the board of directors of the local Dollars for Scholars organization and since 2013 has served on the panel to interview service academy applicants for U.S. Senator John Hoeven, ND.