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 League Letter, April 5, 2016 

League Letter | Volume 37 | Issue 14

Sparking Sustainability and Innovation 2016

Updated Notary Public Manual Available

2016 Regional Board Workshops for Planning and Development Regulation

NCLM 2016 Risk Management Spring Meetings

How Are We Doing? Evaluating Manager and Board Performance

2016 Regional Master Municipal Clerks Academies

2016 Summit: Building Communities for Tomorrow's Jobs

Engaging Women in Public Service: Local Government Managers' Summit

Utilities Billing and Collection Administration Course

Save the date for Town Hall Day - June 8, 2016

In the News: Is your town one of N.C.'s 'Great Places'?

Job opportunities

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Sparking Sustainability and Innovation 2016 - Together, Let’s Build a Stronger Future.

Join National and Regional experts for a full day of sharing best practices and ideas on fiscal sustainability and innovation, April 7, 2016 at 8:30 a.m. at the NC State McKimmon Center in Raleigh. This event is being held by the North Carolina Department of State Treasurer, State and Local Finance Division, with the League serving as a sponsor. Click here for registration and event details.

Updated Notary Public Manual Available

The North Carolina Secretary of State’s Office and the UNC School of Government have released a major update of the North Carolina Notary Public Manual. The new edition represents the first time in a decade that the legally-required guide has been updated. The new 2016 North Carolina Notary Public Manual includes practical instruction, tips, and best practices for notaries who may be faced with difficult questions from those wanting a notarization from them. The book is now available for sale through North Carolina Community College book stores and the UNC School of Government’s online book store.

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.

NCLM 2016 Risk Management Spring Meetings

The League’s Risk Management Services regional spring meetings are coming to a location near you. These half-day meetings will cover our financial performance, rates, and program changes, health benefit changes, supplemental medical insurance, and risk management resources for police. There is no cost to attend but, we do ask that you register so we’ll have a proper count for refreshments and handouts. Click here for dates, locations, and to register.

How Are We Doing? Evaluating Manager and Board Performance

Boards and managers work interdependently in leading and governing their communities. To work together successfully, both parties must have clear and common expectations about their respective roles and how they will be held accountable. This UNC School of Government course teaches participants how to develop a successful evaluation process and how to avoid the common pitfalls with board self-assessments and manager evaluations. There are two sessions of this course offered; one in Asheville on April 8th and the other in Greenville on April 15th. Click here to view details and register for these events.

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 15 at Lewisville; 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.

2016 Summit: Building Communities for Tomorrow's Jobs

The N.C. Association of Regional Councils of Government will hold its 2016 Summit: Building Communities, on April 18-19 in Raleigh at the North Raleigh Hilton. A mix of government and private sector leaders will offer best practices, case studies and skill-building workshops over the two-day event. Click here to learn more.

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.

Save the date for Town Hall Day - June 8, 2016

Town Hall Day is the League's premier opportunity for members to visit legislators and make their views known.  Each legislative session, hundreds of elected and appointed city officials gather in Raleigh for an entire day of grassroots lobbying.  Town Hall Day is a prime opportunity to show strength in numbers and draw attention to the many serious legislative issues facing cities and towns. Click here for more information.

In the News: Is your town one of N.C.'s 'Great Places'?

Are you going to participate in the American Planning Association - North Carolina Chapter ‪Great Places Contest? Visit www.greatplacesnc.org for information on how to nominate your great main streets, great historic rehabilitations, and great places for healthy living. Better hurry though...nominations are March 28th – April 22nd. Click here to read more about this and other stories in the news this week.