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 League Letter, March 1, 2016 

League Letter | Volume 37 | Issue 9

Strategic Planning for Elected Officials

Join your North Carolina colleagues at the NLC Congressional City Conference

2016 NC Main Street Conference

Scholarship available for children of local government employees

U.S. Communities Strategic Sourcing Summit

Southeast Rail Forum

In the News: 5 topics Kure Beach leaders tackled at their retreat

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.

Scholarship available for children of local government employees

The Warren Jake Wicker Undergraduate Scholarship is awarded annually to a high school senior who has been accepted by and will be attending UNC-Chapel Hill as a freshman in 2016. The $1,000-award is offered to freshmen with at least one parent who has been continuously employed full-time by a North Carolina city or county government for at least five years prior to January 1, 2016. Applications must be submitted to the UNC Office of Scholarships and Student Aid here on or before May 1, 2016. For information and an application form, contact Torie Davis Forte at torie_forte@unc.edu or 919-843-1619.

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: 5 topics Kure Beach leaders tackled at their retreat

New Hanover County’s smallest town has big ideas for the coming fiscal year. Click here to read what Kure Beach is working on and other stories in the news this week.