The holiday season may be close, but that certainly hasn't slowed things down here in Raleigh! Read this week's issue of LINC'ed IN
to learn about the League's recent presentation to the Local Government Committee on local debt. This week's edition also includes updates on multiple legislative studies taking place during the interim period, as well as the latest news on changes to the National Flood Insurance Program at the federal level. As always, feel free to contact us
with any questions or suggestions on how the Government Affairs team can better serve you.
Posted on December 13, 2013 by Cara Bridges
The North Carolina League of Municipalities hired Whitney Christensen to join its governmental affairs team on Dec. 16. Christensen, who will serve as a government affairs associate for the League, previously served as staff attorney and government affairs manager for the N.C. Restaurant and Lodging Association.
Posted on December 06, 2013 by Chris Nida
Hopefully all of you have finished off your Thanksgiving leftovers by now, because the League has a full plate of LINC'ed IN
for at you this week. Leading off with news of the Governmental Affairs team's latest hire
, this week's edition also features news on local officials taking the oaths of office, candidates for General Assembly seats across the state, and recent polls on citizens' feelings toward local government. Other key issues touched on this week include flood insurance, municipal tree ordinances, hydraulic fracturing waste disposal, and much more. Click here
for all the latest news related to North Carolina's cities and towns.
Posted on December 06, 2013 by Chris Nida
The Government Affairs team would like to take this opportunity to wish you and your loved ones a happy Thanksgiving! League offices will be closed this Thursday and Friday, with the next issue of LINC’ed IN to be delivered Friday, December 6. In the meantime, feel free to enjoy your turkey and stuffing while catching up on prior issues here!
As always, please contact us if we can assist you in any way. Thanks for your continued support of the League and the Government Affairs team and have a safe holiday.
Posted on November 27, 2013 by Government Affairs Team
This week's edition
of LINC'ed IN is now available. Updates this week include the recently announced retirement of Sen. Brunstetter, as well as updates on candidates for the US House and General Assembly races. This week's edition
also includes an overview of Tuesday's water quality standards hearing and the most recent changes to MEC setback rules.
The Government Affairs team would also like to extend special congratulations
to Council Member Mary Cameron from the Village of Clemmons. The National League of Cities recently named Council Member Cameron to their Board of Directors and we are very excited to have her represent North Carolina's cities and towns at the national level!
Posted on November 22, 2013 by Cara Bridges
The League is excited to announce this week that current NCLM Director of Governmental Affairs Paul Meyer has been appointed
by the League's Board of Directors as the organization's next executive director. That news leads off the Nov. 15 edition of LINC'ed IN
, which also includes reports from multiple legislative committees that met in Raleigh this week, news on candidates for General Assembly seats, and the weekly wrap-up of all the news of interest to North Carolina's cities and towns. Read this week's LINC'ed IN
to keep up with all the latest.
Posted on November 15, 2013 by Chris Nida
The Government Affairs team would like to extend a well-deserved note of congratulations to all reelected and newly elected municipal officials across the state. View this week's issue of LINC'ed IN
to see news coverage and elections results from this Tuesday. Other topics of interest this week include a legislative committee session on flood insurance and Commerce Department updates, as well as the newest revisions to the Strategic Transportation Investment law.
The Government Affairs team would also like to thank all elected officials and staff members who have applied to serve on one of the League's policy committees. Appointments will be made soon by League President Al King. More information about the timeline can be found in this issue of LINC'ed IN
Posted on November 08, 2013 by Cara Bridges
In this week's LINC'ed IN
, the League begins its LeagueLINC Spotlight series, where key legislative and municipal officials from around the state will be featured between now and the beginning of the General Assembly's Short Session in May. The series begins with a look at Senator Trudy Wade, who served in a variety of local government roles -- including on the Greensboro City Council -- before being elected to the legislature last year. Sen. Wade reflects on her first term in the General Assembly and the experience of going from elected office on the local level to serving in the state legislature.
also still contains all of the news relevant to municipalities from the past week, including updates on the Legislative Research Commission, the N.C. Rural Center, and the federal National Flood Insurance Program. Click here
for all of these updates and more.
Posted on November 04, 2013 by Chris Nida
Karl Knapp, Director of Research and Policy Analysis at the N.C. League of Municipalities, has accepted the position of Budget Director for the Town of Cary, the League announced today. Knapp’s last day with the League will be this Friday, Nov. 1.
Knapp has been with the League in his current role since 2007. Prior to joining the organization, he served as the director of the Policy Analysis and Statistics Division for the N.C. Department of Revenue. He also previously served in a variety of roles with the City of Winston-Salem, including that of Senior Budget Analyst, and served on the staff of the General Assembly’s Fiscal Research Division.
Posted on October 29, 2013 by Government Affairs Team
This week's edition
of LINC'ed IN is now available. Updates this week include the passage of the Water Resources Development Act by the U.S. House, as well as the newest proposal out of the MEC regarding hydraulic fracturing setback rules. Municipal officials may also be interested to know that several laws passed by the General Assembly in the 2013 Long Session are now in effect. Learn more about these laws in this week's issue
in the article "New Laws Now in Effect".
As a reminder, if you are interested in serving on a League Policy Committee (either the General Government, Tax & Finance, or Planning & Environment Legislative Action Committee; or the Regulatory Action Committee), interest forms are due by Friday, November 1. More information is available in this week's issue of LINC'ed IN!
Posted on October 25, 2013 by Cara Bridges
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