Registration Open & Keynote Speakers Announced

Registration for the Winter 2015 conference is now open.  The registration packet is available here and should be completed & submitted according to the enclosed directions.  Deadline for registration is November 13, 2015.  Hotel information is available on the conference page under “Accommodations.”

We are excited to announce that Zach Ward, the Executive Producer and Resident Instructor of DSI Comedy Theater will lead a hands-on and interactive session focused on the art of effective communication, active listening, and thinking on your feet. His presentation will open the conference on Wednesday afternoon. Zach will focus his presentation on effective communication techniques in a fun and interactive atmosphere. More information on this exciting presentation will be sent out later on the listserv.

We are also excited to announce that North Carolina State University’s Director of the Institute for Emerging Issues, Ms. Anita-Brown Graham, will be giving a keynote address to the conference on Friday morning. You can also expect economic and legislative updates, and many more intriguing and engaging general and concurrent sessions that the Winter Conference Planning Committee is hard at work developing as we speak.

2015 Winter Conference Update: Join the Planning Committee & Register

The Winter Conference might seem like a long time from now, but it will be here before you know it. Please check out two important announcements:

1) Go to NCLGBA.org for hotel room reservation information for the 2015 NCLGBA Winter Conference (December 9-11, 2015). We will be heading to lovely downtown Asheville this winter, and staying at the Renaissance Asheville Hotel. You can make reservations online by clicking here or by calling the hotel (1-828-252-8211).

2) Join us on Thursday, September 10th at 12:00pm at the South Fork Recreation Center in Winston-Salem for the 2015 Winter Conference Planning Committee Meeting. The address is 4403 Country Club Road, Winston-Salem, NC.

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 (fascinating/intriguing/thought-provoking/riveting) discussion on potential budget related conference sessions, please contact Justin Amos (jamos@charlottenc.gov) or Stephen Hawryluk (stephenh@cityofws.org). Please respond by Friday, August 28th so we can make sure we have enough food, also let us know if you would prefer a vegetarian meal option.

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. 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.