NCDA Staff

Vicki Watson

Vicki WatsonVicki Watson is the Executive Director and has overall management responsibility for the operation of the organization, to include fiscal, staffing, and operational. Vicki is also responsible for the Association’s policy and legislative work. She also serves as the lead for the CDBG Coalition. Vicki has been with the Association since 1998, having served as Assistant Director and Legislative Director.

She holds a Masters degree in Public Administration from George Mason University. A native of Virginia, Vicki resides in Fredericksburg, VA.





Mike Lightfield

Mike Lightfield, CPA is the Controller and has overall responsibility for maintaining the organization’s financial records and preparing all of the financial reports.

Mike is the owner of Columbia Tax Advisory Group, LLC and performs accounting services for several non-profits and local municipalities. He graduated from the University of Maryland and resides in Elkridge, MD with his wife and daughter.





Amaya Daniel

A junior at Davidson College in Davidson, NC, Amaya Daniel, will be working as an intern for NCDA. She serves as a Hall Counselor for first-year residents at the College. She previously served as the Vice President of Rusk Eating House, which focuses on community, sincerity, and acceptance, and looks to address hunger and food insecurity in the Charlotte, NC community. She is part of Strong Girls United which focuses on inspiring young girls to be strong and confident through physical activity. She is also a member of the Davidson College Division I Swim and Dive Team.