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Advancing Municipal Leaders

​​​​​Advancing Municipal Leaders (AML) is a member-driven education program designed to provide continuous learning opportunities and help local elected officials be successful in public office.

Through AML, municipal officials will learn how to meet - and exceed - the requirements of their role in office. Courses include a comprehensive overview of North Carolina municipal government and are presented by the League and our partners who are dedicated to the learning and development of municipal officials.

Upcoming Opportunities

On-Demand Process & Procedures for Successful Board Meetings

This 30-minute webinar​ walks elected officials through the basics for navigating the first meeting following being sworn into office, but prior to taking the longer Essentials of Municipal Government course. It will take you through holding an organizational meeting, the oath of office, parliamentary procedure, and more process details related to your new role during board meetings. 

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Essentials of Municipal Government

December & January |  11 locations statewide

New and returning municipal elected officials are invited to join the League and the UNC School of Government for Essentials of Municipal Government. These one-day workshops are designed to provide municipal elected leaders with the knowledge and skills necessary to transition from campaigning to governing. Simply put, these are the one-stop shop for taking on your  new role as a municipal elected official.

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Budgeting & Municipal Finance

Early Spring 2020 |  Online Course

This online module will walk local government elected officials through the municipal budgeting process from planning through audits. You'll learn what statutory requirements for municipal budgets exist and the best practices for planning and managing your city or town's budget process.

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​​New Mayors School

Early Spring 2020  |  6+ locations statewide

Newly-elected mayors and veterans wanting a refresher course on the fundamental legal and practical framework in which municipal elected officials operate are strongly encouraged to attend. This course provides critical training on important topics for municipal government taught by subject matter experts and elected officials. Course will last from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm; lunch is provided. This course qualifies for NCLM continuing education credits.

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Newly-Elected Officials Academy

Early Spring 2020 |  6+ locations statewide

Newly-elected council members and veterans wanting a refresher course on the overall roles and responsibilities of being an elected official. This course will help public officials better understand their roles in leading and governing their cities/towns; develop a better understanding of what councils do and why; and develop practical skills in public problem solving and decision-making. Course will last from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm; lunch is provided. This course qualifies for NCLM continuing education credits.

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Who should attend AML? 

All municipal elected officials – both newly-elected and incumbent – should attend. From open meetings to municipal finances and topics in between, our courses are designed to bring officials up to speed on the constantly evolving world of municipal government. Current officials will also find incredible value in the up-to-date information on municipal operations and networking opportunities.

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