2016 NCLGBA Winter Conference Planning Committee Meeting & Update

The NCLGBA 2016 Winter Conference might seem like a long time from now as the heat and humidity dominate the August days, but please check out two important announcements:

1) The hotel room block is open for the 2016 NCLGBA Winter Conference (December 7-9, 2016). We will be heading to downtown (sorry…uptown) Charlotte, and staying at the Omni Hotel. You can make reservations online by clicking here, or by calling the hotel at 800-THE-OMNI (800-843-6664).

2) Join us on Thursday, September 8th at 12:00pm in Winston-Salem, NC on the 3rd floor of the Winston-Salem Foundation located at 751 W 4th Street, Suite 200 for the 2016 Winter Conference Planning Committee Meeting.

A great conference depends on the great ideas and help of our conference planning committee. If you are interested in joining us for lunch and a truly (fascinating/intriguing/thought-provoking/riveting) discussion on potential budget related conference sessions, please contact us at Michelle.Daniels@raleighnc.gov and stephenh@cityofws.org. Please respond by Friday, August 19th so we can make sure we have enough food, also let us know if you would prefer a vegetarian meal option.

There are many opportunities to get involved with the NCLGBA, and one of the most important is to participate in planning the conference—this is one important opportunity to make a difference in our association! We hope many of you that helped with past conferences will choose to participate. For those who may not have had time in the past or have been thinking about helping for the first time, we would especially urge you to consider joining the planning committee for the Winter Conference. This is a great leadership and networking opportunity for members that are looking for a way to get more involved in the NCLGBA.

Planning Committee responsibilities include selecting relevant topics, scheduling interesting and innovative speakers, and facilitating sessions during the conference. This is a chance to serve in a leadership role with the NCLGBA, contribute to an important professional development opportunity, and network with other local government professionals. Even if you are unable to attend the meeting in person, but would like to suggest topics or speakers, all ideas are welcome, just send us an email.

A great conference starts with great ideas, and we would love to hear from you.

– Stephen & Michelle