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Local Program Unit- Far West


Chair: Ralph Wright-Murphy (


Please contact Ralph if you have any questions regarding the Far West LPU.




Please note: Due to the ongoing COVID-19 public health emergency, all upcoming in-person Local Program Unit events have been postponed or cancelled. Virtual meetings may be added. For more information about the NASW-NC response to COVID-19 (and for additional resources), click here. If you have questions or concerns, please contact Seth Maid, NASW-NC Director of Membership and Communication, at


The Far West LPU serves several different counties: Haywood, Jackson, Swain, Macon, Graham, Clay and Cherokee. Come join your fellow social workers to network and receive continuing education in the Far West region of North Carolina!


Upcoming Events:

Check back soon for information about the next event!

Past Events:

  • February 18, 2020: NASW-NC Far West February Meeting
  • November 19, 2019: NASW-NC Far West November Meeting
  • October 15, 2019: NASW-NC Far West October Meeting
  • September 17, 2019: NASW-NC Far West LPU September Meeting
  • June 18, 2019: NASW-NC Far West LPU June Meeting 
  • May 21, 2019: NASW-NC Far West LPU May Meeting
  • April 16, 2019: Environmental Justice, the NASW Code of Ethics, and the Carbon Cycle
  • March 19, 2019: NASW-NC Far West LPU March Meeting
  • February 19, 2019: NASW-NC Far West LPU February Meeting
  • January 15, 2019: NASW-NC Far West LPU January Meeting
  • November 20, 2018: NASW-NC Far West LPU November Meeting

Payment Information:

Once you pay, your money cannot be refunded and it will be your responsibility to find someone to take your spot if you can no longer attend.


If you pay via check, and it is returned for any reason, we will electronically debit your account for the amount of the check plus a processing fee of $25.00.


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