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 League Letter, February 23, 2016 

League Letter | Volume 37 | Issue 8

Strategic Planning for Elected Officials

Join your North Carolina colleagues at the NLC Congressional City Conference

2016 NC Main Street Conference

Boundary and Annexation workshop

U.S. Communities Strategic Sourcing Summit

Southeast Rail Forum

In the News: Wake Forest on solid ground

Job opportunities

Calendar

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Strategic Planning for Elected Officials

This one-day interactive workshop at the UNC School of Government on March 11 provides local elected officials an opportunity to walk through a strategic cycle of planning, implementation, and evaluation. Participants will identify how components of planning and evaluation link together, clarify roles and responsibilities for each step in the process, and begin outlining what they would like to accomplish in their own planning, performance measurement, budgeting, and evaluation processes. Click here to register and learn more.

Join your North Carolina colleagues at the NLC Congressional City Conference

The Congressional City Conference, held March 5-9 in Washington D.C., is your opportunity to get information you need about federal policies affecting cities directly from policymakers. During the 2016 Congressional City Conference, you’ll have designated time to visit your congressional delegation offices on Capitol Hill. You are also invited to join fellow North Carolinians at the League’s reception during the conference. Click here for more information about the League’s reception and the conference.

2016 NC Main Street Conference

The NC Main Street Conference is the state’s largest downtown revitalization event, offering learning sessions, tours, time for downtown exploration and opportunities for networking with downtown professionals, elected officials, volunteers and consultants. Soaring with Main Street, the theme for this year’s conference in Goldsboro on March 16 to 18, is an exploration of North Carolina’s economic drivers and the innovative, creative downtown applications that are occurring across the state with the Main Street program. Click here to learn more and register.

Boundary and Annexation workshop

North Carolina Secretary of State Elaine F. Marshall -- in conjunction with the US Census Bureau, the North Carolina League of Municipalities, the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners and the Governor’s Census Liaison Bob Coats -- will host free training sessions on new Geographic Update Partnership Software. While these workshops will primarily address the reporting of municipal boundaries for the Boundary and Annexation Survey, the software will be used by U.S. Census for reporting addresses, proposed redistricting blocks, etc. for the foreseeable future. The workshops will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Statesville on Feb. 24 and Goldsboro on Feb. 25. To register or ask questions, email annexations@sosnc.gov.

U.S. Communities Strategic Sourcing Summit

U.S. Communities, a League Preferred Partner, is holding a Strategic Sourcing Summit in Charlotte on March 31 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. This half-day educational seminar for public officials is to learn more about U.S. Communities, meet the U.S. Communities Program Manager and hear from several suppliers about their products and solutions and their best overall government pricing that may be of interest to your member city and towns. Click here to learn more about the event, which is free and includes lunch.

Southeast Rail Forum

The N.C. Department of Transportation Rail Division and the Triangle Chapter of the Women’s Transportation Seminar are holding the 2016 Southeast Rail Forum in Charlotte on March 16-18 to discuss ongoing freight and passenger rail initiatives in the region. The forum will feature discussions on a broad spectrum of issues related to high-performance passenger, intermodal and freight rail. Click here to register for this event.

In the News: Wake Forest on solid ground

Wake Forest Mayor Vivian Jones delivered the highlights of the past year at the eighth annual State of the Town dinner and address. Click here to read more about Wake Forest and other stories in the news this week.