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 League Letter, April 19, 2016 

League Letter | Volume 37 | Issue 16

Register Now for Town Hall Day

2016 Regional Board Workshops for Planning and Development Regulation

2016 Regional Master Municipal Clerks Academies

Engaging Women in Public Service: Local Government Managers' Summit

Utilities Billing and Collection Administration Course

Basic Principles of Local Government Purchasing Course

Supervisory Management Program

League's 2016 COLA & Merit survey are now available

In the News: ‘Innovate NC' to Improve Economy Statewide.

Job opportunities

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Register Now for Town Hall Day

Registration is now open for Town Hall Day, which is the League's premier opportunity for members to visit legislators and make their views known.  The day’s events represent a prime opportunity to show strength in numbers and draw attention to the many serious legislative issues facing cities and towns. Town Hall Day will be Wednesday, June 8th this year.  Click here  to register for the event.

2016 Regional Board Workshops for Planning and Development Regulation

The UNC School of Government is traveling across the state this May and June to offer a half-day workshop on legislative zoning decisions. This year the workshops are focused on local government planning, types of land use decisions, rezoning procedures and limits on zoning. The workshops are geared for boards making legislative zoning decisions, including governing boards, planning boards, boards of adjustment, and preservation commissions, as well as planning and zoning staff. Click here to learn more and register.

2016 Regional Master Municipal Clerks Academies

The UNC School of Government, in cooperation with the League and the North Carolina Association of Municipal Clerks (NCAMC), is pleased to announce the schedule for this year's Regional Master Municipal Clerks Academies.  The academies will take place: April 22 at Mount Holly; April 29 at Rocky Mount; May 6 at Holden Beach. Click here to learn more about this event or contact Trey Allen at (919) 843-9019 if you have any questions about the academy sessions.

Engaging Women in Public Service: Local Government Managers' Summit

If you are a city or county manager or administrator, assistant or deputy, consider attending the Engaging Women Local Government Managers' Summit. This day-long event will be held Friday, April 29th, 2016 at the Downtown Marriott in Greensboro, NC. The event seeks to foster a network of women working in NC local government management, through networking and hands-on skill building. Click here to register.

Utilities Billing and Collection Administration Course

The UNC School of Government is offering a Utilities Billing and Collection Administration Course which will provide an overview of the authority and requirements for establishing customer accounts and billing and collecting public enterprise utility fees. The focus will be on water, sewer, and solid waste enterprises.  Course date is May 4, 2016 at the Knapp-Sanders Building in Chapel Hill. Click here for event details.

Basic Principles of Local Government Purchasing Course

The UNC School of Government in association with Carolinas Association of Governmental Purchasing is offering a Basic Principles of Local Government Purchasing Course.  This course is designed for new local government purchasing officials and covers basic principles and legal requirements for local government purchasing. It will be held May 10-13, 2016. Click here to for more information and to register.

Supervisory Management Program

Supervisors in local government today face unique and complex challenges when working with others and serving their communities. This UNC School of Government program provides newly promoted and veteran local government supervisors and front-line managers with the opportunity to better understand and practice basic supervision skills. This program will be held in over the next few months in four locations across the state.  Click here for the program details.

League's 2016 COLA & Merit survey are now available

Each year the League surveys our members and compiles information about their anticipated Cost-Of-Living Adjustments (COLA) and Merit Increases for the upcoming year. We do this to provide data and information to member municipalities to assist in both their daily operations and long-range planning. This year’s responses represent 55.2% of all cities and towns that have employees and the report can be accessed here.

In the News:  ‘Innovate NC' to Improve Economy Statewide.

‘Innovate NC' to Improve Economy Statewide. The Institute for Emerging Issues at NC State University and nine other powerful public, private, and nonprofit entities have partnered to launch InnovateNC, an intensive two-year cross-city collaborative that supports five North Carolina communities - Asheville, Greensboro, Pembroke, Wilson, Wilmington and the Carolina Coast - as they make major gains in expanding their innovation economies. The five municipalities will each receive $250,000 toward their initiative. Click here to read more about this and other stories in the news this week.