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Advocacy Goals Conference

Make your municipality's voice heard during the Advocacy Goals Conference, where cities and towns from across North Carolina convene to debate and decided upon what issues will be prioritized when talking to and lobbying the NC General Assembly and other state government policy makers for the next two years. As the state's largest federation of municipalities, the League's municipal advocacy goals represent what cities and towns collectively desire when it comes to state legislative affairs. 

It doesn't matter if your municipality is big or small, from the west, piedmont or east, every city and town's vote carries the same weight, so make sure you are represented and your vote is counted! 

Disaster Response, Recovery & Preparedness

Disaster preparedness and response is vital to cities and towns, and we want to connect you to the resources you need. Cities and towns face a multitude of potential disasters that demand municipal response, be it hurricanes, flooding, tornadoes, fires, or other situations. Make sure your municipality is prepared before disaster strikes - the Disaster Response & Recovery Resource Center at the 2018 Advocacy Goals Conference will help you know who to call, find out how to plan ahead and give you the chance to ask specific questions of the experts. ​​

November 29, 2019 | 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

​Raleigh Convention Center
500 S. Salisbury Street
Raleigh, NC 27601

​About Advocacy Goals Planning

The League's Advocacy Goals Conference is a time for all League members to gather for debate over their legislative and regulatory priorities for the upcoming North Carolina General Assembly's legislative biennium.​

The goals up for debate begin with one town's idea. In the year leading up to the Advocacy Goals Conference, League members submit their ideas to the League policy committees for study and consideration. These committees make a recommendation to the NCLM Board of Directors, who then submits a package of goals to the League membership for review. Learn more about the member-driven process​.

Before the debate and final voting, League members have one more opportunity to submit goal suggestions. Then, League members narrow all these goals down to the final Municipal Advocacy Goals.​