Nominations for Jack Vogt Award Due November 14th

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From NCLGBA President Lesley Reder:

Jack_VogtI encourage nominations for the 2014 A. John “Jack” Vogt Award for Outstanding Commitment to the Advancement of Local Government Budgeting and Evaluation.  This is the highest, annual award presented by the North Carolina Local Government Budget Association (NCLGBA) to recognize individuals who have been innovators and leaders in advancing budget and/or evaluation practices in North Carolina local government.  In 2006, Dr. Jack Vogt became the first recipient of the award to honor his thirty-four year legacy as an innovator, teacher, mentor, and consummate student of local government budgeting and evaluation.

Nominees must have ten years of local government service in North Carolina.  “Government service” is defined broadly as any profession that works in or with municipal, county, or other local government jurisdictions.  Examples include budget/finance professionals, city/county managers, elected officials, academics, and local government financial consultants.

Nominations should be submitted on via NCLGBA’s website: Jack Vogt Award  by November 14, 2014.  A committee from the NCLGBA will review the submissions and present the award at the Winter 2014 Budget Conference held in Pinehurst, from December 10-12.  If you have any questions about the nomination form or process, please feel free to contact me at or (704) 920-5263.

North Carolina has a strong, national reputation as a leader in local government budgeting and evaluation.  I hope you will take this opportunity to recognize those who’ve earned us this reputation and charted new paths for all of us to emulate.


Special Speakers, Strong Topics lead Winter 2014 Conference, December 10th-12th at Pinehurst

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The upcoming Winter 2014 NCLGBA Conference, December 10th through 12th at Pinehurst Resort, will feature a strong collection of presentations and workshops on a variety of important topics, including three sessions led by noted state, regional and national leaders.

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Membership Time! Join or Renew for 2014-15

New and renewal memberships are being received for 2014-15. 

Please take a moment to read the attached information; become a member of this innovative organization for the first time, or renew your ongoing membership and continue your participation!  Be sure to encourage your co-workers and colleagues to update their registration in the next few weeks as well.

The  NCLGBA’s main goals and benefits include:

Strengthening communications and provide opportunities for professional growth and development through the exchange of ideas. For example, the NCLGBA’s website offers an analysis round-up, economic updates, relevant articles, and a Career Gateway where members can post and learn about career opportunities

Investigating, studying, discussing, and recommending innovation in the application of budget and evaluation methods. For example, membership includes access to the NCLGBA ListServ where local government employees can share and request information from municipalities and counties across the state

Providing training and education programs through our events and meetings. For example, the NCLGBA hosts two state-wide conferences annually (discounted rate for members) and offers the North Carolina Budget & Evaluation Officer certification program

Whether you are a city or county manager, budget or finance director, budget and management analyst, financial administrator, or serving in an operating department with budget and evaluation responsibilities, the NCLGBA may offer significant value to your municipality, county, or North Carolina authority or cooperative.  The cost of NCLGBA membership remains only $50 for FY2014-2015.

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Additional information regarding the organization, including conference announcements and the budget and evaluation officer certification, can be found on the Association’s Web site - You can also learn more about becoming a member of the NCLGBA through the website by going to

Also, don’t forget to mark your calendars for these upcoming conferences:

2014 Winter Conference at the Pinehurst Resort, Pinehurst, NC, December 10-12, 2014

2015 Summer Conference – To Be Announced

The NCLGBA board members and planning committee are hard at work developing the winter conference program in Pinehurst. If you are interested in helping to plan the Winter Conference or you have topic or speaker suggestions, please contact Josh Edwards( or Mark Matthews ( The planning committee will meet on Friday, September 26th at 12:00pm at the Wake County Justice Center (301 S. McDowell Street, Raleigh, NC) for the Winter Conference Planning meeting.

We hope to see everyone there!

Please contact Justin Amos 704-336-5022 or with any questions or suggestions regarding membership renewals.