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 League Letter, June 13, 2017 

League Letter | Volume 38 | Issue 24

Engaging Women in Public Service: Local Government Managers Summit

Hurricane Matthew CDBG-DR Regional Meetings

Basic Economic Development Course

2017 LELA Session

Strategic Planning for Government Professionals

In the News: Greenville officials sign sister city pact with South Korea city

Job opportunities

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Engaging Women in Public Service: Local Government Managers Summit

The second annual Engaging Women Local Government Manager from the UNC School of Government will take place in conjunction with the NCCCMA Summer Seminar. This event seeks to foster a network of women working in North Carolina local government management, through networking and hands-on skill building. This is a statewide gathering of women working in senior local government management at the city, town, and county level. Attendees will leave with an overall understanding of assessment center evaluation and tips for success in multiple skills. This event will take place on June 22 and will be held in Concord, NC. Click here for registration details.

Hurricane Matthew CDBG-DR Regional Meetings

The Governor’s Recovery Office invites municipal officials to attend the two regional meetings to discuss funding opportunities for jurisdictions that sustained damage as a result of Hurricane Matthew. North Carolina received $198,553,000 in federal funding through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) program. NC was directed to spend the majority of the funds, $158,842,400, in the four most impacted counties of Cumberland, Edgecombe, Robeson and Wayne.  The remaining dollars will be spent on projects that are determined to be of the highest priority in the other 46 counties. The two meetings will be held on June 23 at the Jones County Civic Center in Trenton and June 26 at the White Lake Town Hall in White Lake. If you have any questions please feel free to contact Michele Grant, NCEM CDBG-DR Program Manager, at michele.grant@ncdps.gov 

Basic Economic Development Course

This course from the UNC School of Government provides intensive instruction on the fundamentals of economic development practice. The course is a comprehensive educational experience that integrates theoretical and practical perspectives on economic development and provides participants with the background needed to organize, plan, and implement economic development activities and programs. This course is ideal for city managers and economic development professionals. The course will be held July 24 at the Courtyard by Marriott Chapel Hill. For registration details and questions, please click here.

2017 LELA Session

In today’s high-speed world, communication is more important than ever. “Active Listening” is one of the most important skills you can develop. How well you listen has a major impact on your effectiveness as a leader and the quality of your relationships. During this interactive workshop, Dan Clark, Director of the Montana State University Local Government Center, presents strategies and skills to improve your ability to listen to co-workers, other elected officials, staff members and constituents. Practice listening strategies that will help build relationships, solve problems, ensure understanding, resolve conflicts, and improve your effectiveness as a leader. Completion of this course provides LELA credits, and the course is being held in conjunction with the N.C. Association of County Commissioners’ annual conference, but municipal officials are welcome to register.  The course will be held Thursday, Aug. 10, from 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. at the Durham Convention Center. Find registration information here.

Strategic Planning for Government Professionals

How can your public sector organization best benefit from having a strategic plan?  What is important for you to understand before you get started?  What should you consider as you begin to plan?  Who should be involved in helping you plan, and how can that input be helpful?  What components are important to include in your plan? This, UNC School of Government, hands-on workshop spurs your ideas and jump-starts your planning.  Topics include:

  • Role of Elected and Appointed Officials Assessment and Context
  • Key Elements of a Strategic Plan
  • Creating Your Strategic Planning Process
  • Writing Good Goals and Objectives
  • Using The Plan to Allocate Resources and Evaluate Progress

This course will be held on August 17 in Chapel Hill. Please click here for more details.

In the News: Greenville officials sign sister city pact with South Korea city

The city of Greenville is welcoming a delegation from South Korea to form a partnership. This is part of the Sister City Friendship Agreement, which the two parties signed into agreement Monday night. The goal is to pursue joint development and exchange ideas regarding economics, education, and culture. Representatives from Yeonsu-gu, South Korea are touring places like Vidant Health, the East Carolina Heart Institute, Grady White Boats and East Carolina University. A long-time Greenville resident helped connect the two cities. "I wanted to develop possibly an economic exchange. So some of those Korean businesses could open up here in the Greenville area and also Greenville businesses are able to go to Korea," said Byung Lee. The mayors of both cities exchanged gifts on Monday and say they look forward to a long relationship. Officials say they hope this tour will create conversation about future exchanges. Click here to read more news!