NCLGBA “Road Show” … Coming to a university near you!

Yes, that’s right, we have a road show!  Starting in January 2017, the NCLGBA Board has started to reach out to Public Administration programs state-wide in an effort to advance the NCLGBA mission by promoting the budgeting profession through education, networking, and advocacy.  These “road shows” take the form of a class or an extended presentation and help give students a new insight on how local government and budgeting work from a practitioner’s perspective while also helping NCLGBA as an organization to spread the word about our membership and mission.

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The first class was at Appalachian State University in January where Josh Edwards, Paarth Mehta, and Brian Pahle assisted with teaching a class for the MPA program where they provided real-world insight from a practitioner’s perspective on how local government and budgeting work, as well as information on NCLGBA.  The second presentation was at UNC Charlotte’s MPA program where Paarth and Justin Amos talked about NCLGBA, the 2017 Summer Conference, and the NCLGBA Conference Scholarships (now closed for Summer 2017).  Justin was happy to report that the class was genuinely interested in the organization and the conference, and had questions about the organization and budgeting as a profession.  Paarth even talked former Charlotte City Manager Curt Walton, now teaching in the MPA program, to have us come back to UNC Charlotte in the fall for a longer presentation/class!

The NCLGBA Board would like to get this program into every MPA program in the state as we advance our mission of education and advocacy.  To do that we need help from program alumni!  If you’re interested, please contact and include the program you graduated from, or are currently a part of, and we’ll follow up with you with more information.


Announcing the NCLGBA 2017 Summer Conference Scholarship Winners

The NCLGBA Board is pleased to announce three scholarship winners for the 2017 Summer Conference:

Sarah Coffey
Budget & Evaluation Analyst, City of Winston-Salem
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Michelle Mills
Public Information Officer, Alamance County
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Justin Stirewalt
Detective, Surry County Sheriff’s Office
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Please take some time to welcome them at the conference and to connect with them on social media!  They will also be contributing content for NCLBGA over the coming months as part of the scholarship, so watch for more to come.


#NCLGBA17 IS GOING TO BE AMAZING! (and other details)

Take a look at how amazing this conference is going to be – We are very excited about the session content, our speakers, networking, and yes, for another opportunity to build relationships and partnerships among the many professional and thought leading budget operations from across our great state. Last week, Justin Amos brought you an awesome #NCLGBA17 Summer Conference Preview: Transforming Government by Design! Check out the draft agenda if you have been wondering what other sessions we have in the works – we are busy planning for the conference and want to make sure you’re kept in the loop along the way. At least one member knows how amazing it’s going to be…he was so excited about the conference, he registered twice!


Registration ends in 3 ½ weeks – So, jump on the bandwagon! If you haven’t already, register and please take a few minutes after the holiday to spread the word within your organization about the benefits that you always experience at our budget conferences. We’re going to be downtown on the river this year and very close to the beach; we want to continue having high attended conferences as we grow, welcoming first time attendees and seeing faces from members who were there when it all started. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me or one of the NCLGBA’s board members. You can click here for more information on how to register for the conference.


Get on the waiting list for lodging – The cut-off for reservations isn’t until Tuesday, June 20, however, the room block is currently full! If you didn’t get a chance to reserve a room and are interested in attending the conference, please contact Stephen Hawryluk at and a waiting list will be started. We have compiled a list of other hotel options in the area and if there is enough interest, additional rooms may be obtained at the Hilton Riverside. If you currently have a reservation and plan to cancel, please notify Stephen Hawryluk and he will get the reservation transferred to someone on the waiting list.


Again, the Board thanks you for your continued support of the North Carolina Local Government Budget Association and we look forward to seeing you July 12-14 in Wilmington!