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Blue Ribbon 21st Century Commission
The Rutherford County Board of Commissioners and the Rutherford County Board of Education share a common vision to provide our citizens, teachers, and students with the resources, tools, and technology to position Rutherford County as a world-class competitor in our global economy.

On September 23, 2008, the Rutherford County Blue Ribbon 21st Century Commission was launched with its Inaugural Meeting, held at The Foundation on the ICC campus in Spindale, NC.  

The highlight of the evening was the keynote address presented by Governor Angus King of Maine, whose work to initiate a one-to-one laptop initiative in the state of Maine garnered national headlines and was responsible for making Maine's students among the most computer literate in the world.

Other speakers that evening included Mr. Ronnie Holland of the RCS Board of Education, Dr. Billy Willis from NCDPI, Dr. Barry Adams from Greene County, Mr. Joe Freddoso of MCNC, and Dr. Bob England of Rutherford County and the NC General Assembly.

Click here to download the Event Program.