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 League Letter, April 26, 2016 

League Letter | Volume 37 | Issue 17 

Register Now for Town Hall Day

Nominations for Clerk of the Year Award

2016 Regional Board Workshops for Planning and Development Regulation

2016 Regional Master Municipal Clerks Academies

Utilities Billing and Collection Administration Course

Basic Principles of Local Government Purchasing Course

Supervisory Management Program

In the News: NC Cities Score High in 'State of the Air' Report

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.

Nominations for Clerk of the Year Award

The North Carolina Association of Municipal Clerks is accepting nominations for the Clerk of the Year award, an annual award presented to an outstanding North Carolina Clerk or Deputy Clerk at the NCAMC Summer Academy in August. If you would like to make a nomination for this prestigious award, please complete this application and mail or e-mail by June 1, 2016 to: John M. Phelps, II, NCAMC, 308 West Jones Street, Raleigh, North Carolina 27603, or jphelps@nclm.org

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 last academy will take place May 6 at Holden Beach and walk-in registrations are accepted. Click here to learn more about this event or contact Trey Allen at (919) 843-9019 if you have any questions about the academy session.

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.

In the News:  NC Cities Score High in 'State of the Air' Report

A few North Carolina cities are among the cleanest in the nation when it comes to air quality. The American Lung Association has released its “State of the Air” rankings for this year and New Bern is among the top cities when it comes to ozone air pollution. Wilmington is ranked 16th for year-round particle solution and Charlotte, Goldsboro, Asheville and Greenville are among the cleanest when it comes to short-term particle solution. Click here to read more about this and other stories in the news this week.