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 League Letter, January 19, 2016 

League Letter | Volume 37 | Issue 3

Essentials of Municipal Government courses selling out quickly

2016 NC City County Management Association Winter Seminar approaching

Registration for regional Clerks’ annual meeting open

NC Rural Center 2016 Rural Economic Development Institute

Connect NC campaign to host information sessions

Clean Water Management Trust Fund grant deadline Feb. 1

2016 NC Main Street Conference

Orientation for New Mayors presentations online

Job opportunities

Calendar

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Essentials of Municipal Government selling out quickly

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. Spaces are still available at the Sunset Beach and Greenville locations. Click here to view the dates and register for Essentials of Municipal Government.

2016 NC City County Management Association Winter Seminar approaching

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.

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.

NC Rural Center 2016 Rural Economic Development Institute

The NC Rural Center is accepting applications 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.

Connect NC campaign to host information sessions

Make plans to attend one of seven Rural Center Connect NC Bond Information and Grassroots Outreach sessions to learn how the bond improvement can improve higher education, agriculture, public safety, state parks, and water and sewer projects. The Rural Center estimates that at least $887 million of the bond, which is on the March 15 ballot, will be spent in rural North Carolina. Click here to see dates of the remaining sessions in Johnson, Robeson, Craven, Lee, Richmond, Cumberland and Brunswick counties.

Clean Water Management Trust Fund grant deadline Feb.1

Applications in the next round of Clean Water Management Trust Fund grants are due Feb. 1. The grants are awarded to local governments, state agencies and non-profit groups to restore and protect North Carolina natural resources. The awards are made in four categories: restoration projects, innovative stormwater projects, planning, and land acquisition for protection of riparian buffers, greenways, natural heritage, historical and cultural sites and military buffers. Find out more about the grants at the CWMTF website here

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.

Orientation for New Mayors presentations online

Presentations from League and UNC School of Government staff are available on the League’s website for your reference. After each municipal election, the League and School of Government host the Orientation for New Mayors as a primer for mayors who have not previously served as mayor where they can learn their roles as mayors, open meeting and public records laws, presiding for the good of the group and how to work with the media. Click here to view the pdf versions of the presentations.