On Wednesday, the 2020 NCLM Nominating Committee released its report, which outlined the committee's work, including their nominations for the 2020-2021 NCLM Board of Directors. The committee received nominations through April 30 and held a formal virtual hearing that began at 9 a.m., May 18. The annual election of officers and members of the Board of Directors will be voted on electronically by the municipal voting delegates May 20-25. The election results will be shared with the membership on Thursday, May 28, during the virtual Annual Business Meeting, CityVision Part 1. The report and full slate can be viewed online at election.nclm.org. If you have questions about your municipality's voting delegate, please contact Karen Waddell.
First, plan to attend the Annual Business Meeting on May 28 from 10 am - noon. Then, log on June 16-18 for more live and on-demand education sessions. Both parts of CityVision are available to NCLM members for FREE!
Don't wait to register—the first 1,000 members who register by June 5 will receive a mailed CityVision swag bag and conference packet! Again, this event is FREE for members.
Seeing stability in key indicators of COVID-19 activity, Gov. Roy Cooper this week announced “Phase 2" of restrictions-easing, effective Friday at 5 p.m. That's per his new Executive Order 141, which ends the stay-home order in favor of a “Safer at Home" spirit. The governor's team emphasizes that for high-risk populations and continues to urge teleworking. “North Carolina is using the data to guide our decisions about when to lift COVID-19 restrictions, and overall our key indicators remain stable," the governor said in a press release. “Safer At Home Phase 2 is another careful step forward, and we have to continue taking this virus seriously to prevent a dangerous spike in infections." The following is verbatim from the governor's office:
“Mass gathering limits in Phase 2 will be no more than 10 people indoors or 25 people outdoors in most circumstances. These limits apply to the following: event venues; conference centers; stadiums and sports arenas; amphitheaters; and groups at parks or beaches.
“Some businesses will remain closed in Phase 2 including: bars; night clubs; gyms and indoor fitness facilities; indoor entertainment venues such as movie theaters, and bowling alleys.
“Certain businesses will be open at limited capacity with other requirements and recommendations including: restaurants at 50 percent dine-in capacity with distancing and cleaning requirements; personal care businesses, including salons and barbers, at 50 percent capacity with distancing and cleaning requirements; pools at 50 percent capacity with distancing and cleaning requirements. Employees of personal care businesses will be required to wear face coverings."
See the governor's news release for full info on Phase 2.