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 League Letter, June 14, 2016 

League Letter | Volume 37 | Issue 24

Bicycle and Pedestrian Grants

Join the Institute for Emerging Issues at NC State University for the FutureWork Prosperity Tour

Supervisory Management Program

2016 NC City County Managers Association Summer Seminar

Essentials of Economic Development

Local Elected Leaders Academy: Managing Conflict Constructively

Local Elected Leaders Academy: Real Colors (with Youth Delegates)

Performance measurement 101

Save the Date: Local Government Managers Innovation Lab

NLC Briefing on Municipal Financial Inclusion

Contracting for Construction and Design Services

In the News: Carolina Beach Town Hall gives historic exhibits new life

Job opportunities

Calendar

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Bicycle and Pedestrian Grants

The N.C. Department of Transportation Division of Bicycle and Pedestrian Transportation offers several grant programs that may be of interest to municipalities, as well as real-time information about bicycle and pedestrian safety.  Since 2004, 164 municipalities have been awarded these grants. Learn more about the grants and safety programs here.

Join the Institute for Emerging Issues at NC State University for the FutureWork Prosperity Tour

The Institute for Emerging Issues at NC State University (IEI), along with its regional partners, invites you to attend the “FutureWork Prosperity Tour,” coming soon to a community near you. Your leadership is central to the issues related to the future of work in your region, and your voice needs to be heard in this conversation. Each of the regional convenings will introduce communities to data, themes, and resources from the 31st Emerging Issues Forum, FutureWork, where more than 1,100 business, education and policy leaders gathered to consider: As technology and demography shift, how can North Carolina prepare today to create enough good jobs for tomorrow? Click here to learn more about dates and locations.

Supervisory Management Program

Supervisors in local government today face unique and complex challenges when working with others and serving their communities. This UNC School of Government program provides newly promoted and veteran local government supervisors and front-line managers with the opportunity to better understand and practice basic supervision skills. This program will be held over the next few months in four locations across the state. Click here for the program details.

2016 NC City County Managers Association Summer Seminar

Registration is now open for the 2016 NC City County Managers Association Summer Seminar to be held in Asheville over June 23-25, 2016. This year's seminar takes place at the Renaissance Hotel located at 31 Woodfin St, Asheville, NC 28801. Click here for more event information.

Essentials of Economic Development

Does your community have the ingredients to stimulate investment and to create jobs and wealth in an uncertain economy? This one-day workshop offered by the UNC School of Government on June 28, 2016, covers promising strategies and tools for promoting economic development in the face of tight budgets and tough economic conditions. Click here for more information.

Local Elected Leaders Academy: Managing Conflict Constructively

Participants in this workshop will discuss and learn useful techniques to define conflict, recognize sources of conflict, and methods to address and negotiate conflict constructively. In addition, participants will gain a better understanding of their own and others’ personality traits and qualities by referencing Real Colors temperament program. This seminar is part of the NCACC Annual conference in Winston-Salem held August 11-14 but municipal officials are welcome to participate. Click here to register for the seminar.

Local Elected Leaders Academy: Real Colors (with Youth Delegates)

Everyone has a distinct temperament spectrum comprised of four colors: Blue, Gold, Orange, and Green. In this “Real Colors” session, attendees will learn how to quickly identify their own “color” and personal strengths, as well as those of others. Using this powerful knowledge, one can develop more effective communication skills and build better relationships by recognizing and appreciating the strengths and viewpoints of others. This seminar is part of the NCACC Annual conference in Winston-Salem held August 11-14 but municipal officials are welcome to participate. Click here to register for the seminar.

Performance Measurement 101

Do you really know how well your department is performing? This workshop is designed for city and county managers, department heads, and other local government officials, focuses on the fundamentals of performance measurement and the design of measures that strengthen local government performance. This course is offered as two half days, Tuesday, July 12, 1:00-5:00 pm and concludes Wednesday, July 13, 9:00 am to noon. The Performance Measurement Workshop will be offered August 25 at the School of Government from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Click here to learn more.

Save the Date: Local Government Managers Innovation Lab

The Local Government Managers Innovation Lab is one of a new group of programs designed specifically for city and county managers. This one-day event held on November 18, 2016 in Chapel Hill will provide hands-on training to improve organizational effectiveness. Participants will learn to use design thinking as a practical tool to develop innovative solutions to community issues and to improve service delivery. Registration opens May 15th. Click here for event details.

NLC Briefing on Municipal Financial Inclusion

Make your plans to join the National League of Cities’ (NLC) Institute for Youth, Education, and Families Inclusion in Charlotte on September 16th, 2016 for a special one-day Briefing on Municipal Financial for North Carolina city leaders focused on how cities can help residents achieve financial stability. This invitation-only meeting will offer a unique opportunity for city leaders to learn about innovative approaches in North Carolina and other cities around the country for improving the financial health of families and communities.

This invitation-only meeting is intended for mayors, councilmembers, senior advisors and community partners in North Carolina to come together to network, generate ideas and connect with representatives at the state level. The meeting, in partnership with the North Carolina League of Municipalities, the North Carolina Office of Treasury and the City of Charlotte will be held on Friday, September 16th from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center (CMGC) in Charlotte, NC – 600 E. Fourth Street. Please click here to register.

Contracting for Construction and Design Services

This seminar offered by the UNC School of Government addresses topics of interest to those involved in construction contracts or in the procurement of the services of engineers and architects. A variety of topics will be covered including bidding procedures; construction methods; minority participation and reporting requirements. This three-day course will be held in Chapel Hill over September 27-29, 2016 with early bird registration pricing and scholarships available. Click here to learn more.

In the News:

Carolina Beach Town Hall gives historic exhibits new life. Carolina Beach Town Hall is unveiling some historic exhibits next week thanks to the help of the folks at Fort Fisher. The four dioramas that will be on display are part of the same collection seen at the Fort Fisher Museum. Click here to read more about this and other stories in the news this week.