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 League Letter, May 17, 2016 

League Letter | Volume 37 | Issue 20

Webinar: New Technology Products & Solutions Contract

Next Outdoor Lighting Meeting

Book Now Available: Land Subdivision Regulation in North Carolina

Register Now for Town Hall Day

Nominations for Clerk of the Year Award

2016 Regional Board Workshops for Planning and Development Regulation

Board Training for Zoning Decisions

Municipal Elected Officials Ethics Training

Supervisory Management Program

Essentials of Economic Development

Save the Date: Local Government Managers Innovation Lab

In the News: Shallotte hopes to draw visitors to new 10-acre park.

Job opportunities

Calendar

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Webinar: New Technology Products & Solutions Contract

US Communities, one of the League's Preferred Partners, just announced several new technology solutions contracts for technology products, services, and solutions, and will offer a 1.5 hour webinar either on Tuesday, May 17th or Thursday, May 19th outlining these new contracts. Click here to learn more.

Next Outdoor Lighting Meeting

The next joint meeting between League members and Duke Energy to discuss issues surrounding the modernization of municipal street lighting will be in the fall of 2016. This meeting will serve as a continuation of discussions that began after the League, in 2013, intervened in the Duke Energy Carolinas rate case before the North Carolina Utilities Commission. If you want a particular topic on the agenda, please contact: Sarah Collins by May 20th.

Book Now Available: Land Subdivision Regulation in North Carolina

Adam Lovelady has published a book that covers the law, policy, and practice of land subdivision regulation in North Carolina. Designed for subdivision ordinance administrators, city and county planners, attorneys, and other interested public and private professionals, it is a resource for understanding the legal framework and practical applications of land subdivision regulation in North Carolina. It is available for purchase here.

Register Now for Town Hall Day

Registration is now open for Town Hall Day, which is the League's premier opportunity for members to visit legislators and make their views known. The day’s events represent a prime opportunity to show strength in numbers and draw attention to the many serious legislative issues facing cities and towns. Town Hall Day will be Wednesday, June 8th this year. Click here to register for the event.

Nominations for Clerk of the Year Award

The North Carolina Association of Municipal Clerks is accepting nominations for the Clerk of the Year award, an annual award presented to an outstanding North Carolina Clerk or Deputy Clerk at the NCAMC Summer Academy in August. If you would like to make a nomination for this prestigious award, please complete this application and mail or e-mail by June 1, 2016 to: John M. Phelps, II, NCAMC, 308 West Jones Street, Raleigh, North Carolina 27603, or jphelps@nclm.org

2016 Regional Board Workshops for Planning and Development Regulation

The UNC School of Government is traveling across the state this May and June to offer a half-day workshop on legislative zoning decisions. This year the workshops are focused on local government planning, types of land use decisions, rezoning procedures and limits on zoning. The workshops are geared for boards making legislative zoning decisions, including governing boards, planning boards, boards of adjustment, and preservation commissions, as well as planning and zoning staff. Click here to learn more and register.

Board Training for Zoning Decisions

The School of Government is traveling across the state in May and June to offer a half-day workshop on Legislative Zoning Decisions. This workshop is for governing boards, planning boards, and Planning and Zoning Staff. These half-day workshops will be held in Wilmington on May 19, Mooresville on May 25, and Research Triangle Park on June 2. Click here for more information and to register.

Municipal Elected Officials Ethics Training

The UNC School of Government has announced the date and time for its online live webinar for the mandated two-hour ethics training for municipal elected officials scheduled for May 18th at 10 am. This live webinar will be recorded and made available “on demand” beginning some time in June. Click here for more information.

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.

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.

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.

In the News: Shallotte hopes to draw visitors to new 10-acre park.

Big box stores Wal-Mart, Lowe's, Home Depot and Belk already draw shoppers to Shallotte, but they tend not to stay. Enter Mulberry Park, which the town will officially open Friday, May 20. The 10-acre, $1.6 million park is part of grand plans to advance the reputation of the town of about 3,800 people and the business community is hopeful park activities and events will give people a reason to eat, shop and play in Shallotte. Click here to read more about this and other stories in the news this week.