Bill Brooks, the president and executive director of the N.C. Family Policy Council is leaving the organization later this year.
Brooks spent 20 years at the nonprofit organization, a leading social conservative voice in state politics, starting as a consultant in 1993 before he was named president in 1994. He took the helm at the N.C. Family Action in 2007, the organization's 501(c)4 political arm.
In an interview, Brooks said he is leaving on his own accord but doesn't have a new job lined up. He anticipates leaving sometime after July when a new director takes over. His first order of business is an extended vacation, he said.
Brooks still plans to lobby at the legislature again this session. He started his lobbying career in 1988 at the organization that is now the N.C. Chamber.
In a statement, N.C. Family Action Chairman Skip Orser said, “I am sorry to see Bill step down as head of these two organizations. I have watched him over the years and have come to appreciate his calm manner and thoughtful approach to public policy. His Christian faith is a large part of who he is and his willingness to give others the credit means that he has been able to accomplish a great deal for the council and for families across our state.”