The School of Government and its Center for Public Leadership and Governance, in partnership with the North Carolina League of Municipalities, are pleased to offer our biennial orientation of newly-elected municipal officials with the Essentials of Municipal Government. This course is specifically designed to help newly-elected officials transition from campaigning to governing.
On the campaign trail, you make speeches and shake hands, you make commitments and promise good things for your citizens. Upon election, you take an oath of office to uphold the laws and Constitutions of our state and nation, and to serve your community as a member of the governing board. Essentials of Municipal Government helps you learn what that means and how to do it.
In this course you will learn:
Participants will gain a deeper appreciation for the value of governing at the municipal level, and for the importance of developing the skills and behaviors that lead to being an effective local elected official. Incumbents are encouraged to attend; you will have the opportunity to complete your required Ethics training and will also be able to contribute your valuable insights and experiences to the program.