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 League Letter, May 3, 2016 

League Letter | Volume 37 | Issue 18

Webinar: New Technology Products & Solutions Contract

Register Now for Town Hall Day

Nominations for Clerk of the Year Award

2016 Regional Board Workshops for Planning and Development Regulation

2016 Regional Master Municipal Clerks Academies

Basic Principles of Local Government Purchasing Course

Board Training for Zoning Decisions

Municipal Elected Officials Ethics Training

Supervisory Management Program

Essentials of Economic Development

In the News: Town of Sylva transformed for movie

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 two hour webinar outlining these new contracts. Click here to learn more.

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.

2016 Regional Master Municipal Clerks Academies

The UNC School of Government, in cooperation with the League and the North Carolina Association of Municipal Clerks (NCAMC), is pleased to announce the schedule for this year's Regional Master Municipal Clerks Academies. The last academy will take place May 6 at Holden Beach and walk-in registrations are accepted. Click here to learn more about this event or contact Trey Allen at (919) 843-9019 if you have any questions about the academy session.

Basic Principles of Local Government Purchasing Course

The UNC School of Government in association with Carolinas Association of Governmental Purchasing is offering a Basic Principles of Local Government Purchasing Course. This course is designed for new local government purchasing officials and covers basic principles and legal requirements for local government purchasing. It will be held May 10-13, 2016. Click here to for more information and to 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 Kernersville on May 12, 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 covers promising strategies and tools for promoting economic development in the face of tight budgets and tough economic conditions. Click here for more information.

In the News: Town of Sylva transformed for movie.

Hollywood has taken over Sylva and transformed it into a Missouri town. Several buildings have been changed to match the title town in the new film “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.” Filming is set to begin on May 2nd and stars Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell, John Hawkes, and Peter Dinklage. Click here to read more about this and other stories in the news this week.