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 League Letter, February 2, 2016 

League Letter | Volume 37 | Issue 5

Onsite registration available at NC City County Management Association Winter Seminar

REDI application deadline extended to Friday

Enter your town in the Hometown Showdown!

All but one Essentials of Municipal Government course sold out

Registration for regional Clerks’ annual meeting

Federal Disaster Procurement Training

U.S. Communities provides discounted medications to combat drug abuse

Apply now for the Innovations in American Government Awards

In the News: Newport to celebrate 150th anniversary

Job opportunities

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Onsite registration available at NC City County Management Association Winter Seminar

The NCCCMA’s annual Winter Seminar is Feb. 3-5 at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel and Convention Center in Research Triangle Park. The seminar will focus on topics of importance to local government managers including positioning the field for the future and leadership skills. Click here to view an agenda and register for the seminar.

REDI application deadline extended to Friday

The NC Rural Center extended the deadline to this Friday for its 2016 Rural Economic Development Institute, a 9-day leadership development program held in March, April and May in Raleigh. Each year roughly 35 rural leaders from across the state including elected officials, non-profit leaders, faith-based leaders, business owners and private sector employees participate in this training on a wide-range of rural economic development issues. Click here for more information.

Enter your town in the Hometown Showdown!

Thirty-two towns will participate in the social media bracket contest, but the town with the most Facebook likes wins. Last year, more than 90 towns participated, and nearly 50,000 votes were cast! To enter, please send one photo of something your town is proud of to jwells@nclm.org by Feb. 18. It could be a monument, park, event or a cool project, but make sure it is clear of text, logos and at least 300 dpi. We’d also like permission to use your submission in the other League publications. We'll announce the top 32 through email by Feb. 24. Voting for the round of 32 will begin the week of Feb. 29, and we’ll announce the winner the week of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship, April 8.

All but one Essentials of Municipal Government course sold out

At Essentials of Municipal Government, new council members, managers and other officials focus on their roles, collaboration and leadership skills. This year’s course will be about leading changes and how you can work with other local governments to plan for the future, so county representatives are invited to attend as well. Of the five regional meetings, space is only available at the Greenville location. Click here to view the dates and register for Essentials of Municipal Government.

Registration for regional Clerks’ annual meeting open

North Carolina is hosting the International Institute of Municipal Clerks’ Region III Annual Meeting in Carolina Beach on February 17-19. Clerks from Alabama, Georgia, Florida and South Carolina will join North Carolina clerks for three days of networking and professional development. Clerks will have the opportunity to earn up to 2.5 CMC/MMC credits and 8 hours of credit toward the North Carolina CMC program. Click here for an agenda and registration details.

Federal Disaster Procurement Training

This training from FEMA is intended to assist prospective disaster assistance grant applicants in meeting their obligations under the Federal procurement standards associated with their disaster financial assistance awards, so as to avoid the potential de-obligation of funds, both before and after those funds have been expended by an applicant. There will be regional trainings in Marion, Charlotte, Raleigh and Bolivia starting Feb. 15.

League Preferred Partner U.S. Communities provides discounted medications to combat drug abuse

In conjunction with President Obama’s announcement of local, state and federal efforts to address the growing problem of opioid misuse and abuse, Premier, through their U.S. Communities contract, offers industry-leading discounts for naloxone and medications containing buprenorphine. These medications help prevent painful withdrawal symptoms when a person stops taking opioid drugs. Click here to learn more.

Apply now for the Innovations in American Government Awards

Offered by Harvard Kennedy School’s Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, the Innovations Award is the nation’s premier award for the public sector. It recognizes programs that demonstrate creative and effective government at its best.  The winners of the Innovations in American Government Award and the Roy and Lila Ash Award will each receive a $100,000 grant to support replication and dissemination activities in 2017. Top finalists will also receive monetary grants.  All units of government — federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial — from all policy areas are eligible to apply here by April 15 for recognition.

In the News: Newport to celebrate 150th anniversary

Newport is turning 150 this year and to mark the occasion the community will hold a three-day event this weekend with tours, concerts, Civil War re-enactments, an auction and an appearance by a television personality. Click here to read more about Newport and other stories in the news this week.