Summer 2012 Conference Information

For information on restaurants and other activities and facilities in the Wilmington area, please consult the following sites:

Take advantage of the following amenities at the Hilton Wilmington Riverside Hotel:

  • Swimming Pool is located on the riverfront side of the hotel and is accessible from the ground level
  • 24-Hour Fitness Room is located near the elevator on the 3rd Floor
  • The lobby café and restaurant are both open until 10:00pm

Click Here for the Hotel Website


Conference Agenda

Wednesday, July 25th

1:00-1:30pm, Registration, Cape Fear Lobby

1:30-1:45pm, Welcome w/Bill Saffo, Mayor, City of Wilmington, Cape Fear Salon A

1:45-3:15pm, Building a Better Mousetrap, Cape Fear Salon A

Moderated by Blake Hart

Presented by Hyong Yi, Budget & Management Director, Mecklenburg County

3:15-3:30pm, Break

3:30-4:30pm, Concurrent Sessions

Legislative Update – Cities, Cape Fear Salon A

Moderated by Clayton Hainline

Presented by Karl Knapp, Director of Research & Policy Analysis, North Carolina League of Municipalities

Legislative Update—Counties, Cape Fear Salon B

Moderated by Jamie Privuznak

Presented by Rebecca Troutman, Intergovernmental Relations Director, North Carolina Association of County Commissioners

 5:15-7:15pm, Reception, Poolside Patio, Grand Concourse, Magnolia Room

Thursday, July 26th

8:00-8:30am, Continental Breakfast, Cape Fear Lobby

8:30-10:00am, Work/Life Balance, Cape Fear Salon A

Moderated by April Campbell & Laura Altizer

Presented by Shannon Tufts, Assistant Professor & Director, Center for Public Technology, UNC School of Government

10:00-10:15am, Break

10:15-11:45am, Concurrent Sessions

Public Enterprise Rate Setting & Revenue Trends, Dudley Room

Moderated by Karl Knapp

Presented by Jeff Hughes, Director, Environmental Finance Center, UNC School of Government

Conflict Management/Negotiation, Cape Fear Salon A

Moderated by Matt Brinkley

Presented by John Stephens, Associated Professor, Public Dispute Resolution Center, UNC School of Government

Mobile Technology, Cape Fear Salon B

Moderated by Robin Barham

Presented by Bill Dusch, Data Services Director, City of Concord; L. Eddie Stanley, GISP, Vice President, Mobile 311, Raleigh; Bobby Kivett, Public Works Director (Retired), City of Asheville

11:45am-1:30pm, Lunch, Introduction of Sponsors & Announcements, Cape Fear Salon A

1:45-3:00pm, Budget Presentation, Cape Fear Salon A

Moderated by Justin Amos & Adrian Cox

Presented by Susan Moran, Public Information Officer, Town of Cary & Hyong Yi, Budget & Management Director, Mecklenburg County

3:00-3:15pm, Break

3:15-5:00pm, Concurrent Sessions

PowerPoint Skills, Cape Fear Salon B

Moderated by Blake Hart

Presented by Dale Roenigk, Director, North Carolina Benchmarking Project

Convention Center Mobile Workshop, Off-Site

Moderated by Katie McCoy & Linda Davis

Presented by Sterling Cheatham, City Manager, City of Wilmington; Debra Mack, Finance Director, City of Wilmington; and Susan J. Eaton, General Manager, Wilmington Convention Center

 Friday, July 27th

8:00-9:00am, Full Breakfast, Cape Fear Lobby

9:00-10:15am, Citizen Engagement, Cape Fear Salon A

Moderated by David Scarborough

Presented by Melissa Tabert, Communications Manager/Public Information Officer, City of Wilmington; and Justin Amos, Budget & Evaluation Analyst, City of Charlotte

10:15-10:30am, Break

10:30-11:45am, Economic Update, Cape Fear Salon A

Moderated by Kirsten Larson

Presented by Dr. Michael Walden, Reynolds Distinguished Professor in Economics, North Carolina State University

11:45am-12:00Noon, Prize Raffle

12:00Noon, Adjourn – Have a safe trip home! 

“Thank You” to those who served on the 2012 Summer Program & Social Committees

 Laura Altizer, Justin Amos, Robin Barham, Adrian Cox, Clayton Hainline, Karl Knapp,  Tracey Keyes, Kirsten Larson, Linda Lewis, Jamie Privuznak, Charles Smyre, and the NCLGBA Board of Directors

“Thank You” to our Conference Sponsors

Legislative Committee

Manager’s Board