Winter 2018 Conference Planning Meeting

On behalf of the NCLGBA Board, we invite you to the Winter 2018 Conference – Planning Meeting on Friday, September 21, 2018!

The objectives are to:

  1. brainstorm conference session topics that are exciting and relevant to our members,
  2. secure volunteer commitments including moderators and registration help, and
  3. networking with state-wide colleagues!

Click here to RSVP (yes or no) by Friday, August 24, 2018. Even if you can’t attend, please follow the link to share ideas for session topics, speakers, and/or volunteer to be a moderator or help at registration.

Join us minutes from uptown Charlotte between 12pm-4pm at the:

City of Charlotte Fire Department Headquarters
500 Dalton Street
Charlotte, NC 28206

Lunch (including VG, V, GF, etc.) options will be provided from 12pm-1pm. We’ll follow up in a separate e-mail to get specific lunch information.

As always, thank you all for coming together to create great experiences and professional development opportunities for our colleagues across the State. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Christopher or Paarth.

2018 Summer Conference: Presenter Featured on GovLove Podcast

Municipal Equation was not the only local government podcast recorded at the 2018 Summer Conference. After presenting her session “Transformative Policy: What it Takes to Innovate,” Rebecca Jackson was interviewed by GovLove to discuss strategy, performance, and innovation in the City of Fayetteville.

Jackson’s conference session and GovLove interview follow Fayetteville’s recognition as Governing and Living Cities’ 2018 Equipt to Innovate top performer.

Listen to the GovLove episode here: http://elgl.org/2018/07/27/podcast-innovation-rebecca-jackson-fayetteville-nc/

Find Rebecca’s 2018 Summer Conference presentation here: http://nclgba.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/2018-Summer-Transformative-Policy.pdf

 

2018 Summer Conference: A Day at the Beach Podcast

At the 2018 Summer Conference, a live podcast of Municipal Equations was recorded. This is a podcast about cities and towns in changing times brought together by Ben Brown of the N.C. League of Municipalities. The discussion on “A Day at the Beach (The Wild Intersection of Gov’t and Summer Vacation)” had great energy and the podcast production was a neat way to present the material.

http://municipalequation.libsyn.com/ep-54-a-day-at-the-beach-the-wild-intersection-of-govt-and-summer-vacation

Thanks to the shoutout in the podcast from Ben Brown, who thought “the conference itself was really cool and it hit a lot of modern and futuristic topics in the world of government budgeting, spending, and prioritizing. A lot goes into it, way more than any of us think.”

2018 NCLGBA Summer Conference – Agenda Available & Registration Deadline

We are about one month away from #NCLGBA18 Summer Conference at Atlantic Beach!  The conference planning team and our 2018 Conference co-chairs (Christopher Williams and Michelle Daniels) have been hard at work (since February!) getting our sessions lined up, talking to potential sponsors, not to mention all of the emails and phone calls that go into planning our conferences.

Over the last few years we have tried to be very intentional in lining up relevant sessions, speakers, and social events to match the expectations of our members. Just a few highlights from Wednesday, July 11, the first day of the conference:

  • NC Politics: We are starting off with a bang! In our very first day we are setting the bar extremely high. The first session is a look is an interactive session on  the upcoming election season and NC politics led by Professor Chris Cooper from Western Carolina. You will want to arrive to the conference early (or at least on time) in order to hear Professor Cooper’s take on a very interesting election coming up later in 2018.
  • City/County Updates: Always a conference highlight, the update from our NCLM and NCACC liaisons will blend very nicely with our first session. Elections. Politics. Chris Nida. What more could you ask for?
  • ELGL:  We are welcoming back some very dear friends of NCLGBA to our Summer Conference! I am very happy to announce that our esteemed colleagues from Engaging Local Government Leaders are flying in all the way from Oregon to be with us again this summer. If you haven’t had the chance to engage with ELGL, this is your chance! We are all excited to catch up with Kirsten and Kent Wyatt to see what they have been up to and to learn about cutting edge trends going on within local governments from across the country. I also heard a rumor about a cage match at #NCLGBA18? But, I’ll leave it to them to fully explain that little mystery! In fact, if you peruse their website, you’ll notice some NCLGBA royalty (past and future Presidents) right there on the ELGL homepage!

We have a lot more in store for you all this summer. This was just a preview of the first day, but expect two more days of learning, socializing, catching up with old and new friends, some great food, and a lot of warm sun! The rest of the conference agenda is available here. (updated to final version – 6/19/18)

(update – registration is now closed.)

Please let the conference planners Christopher Williams and Michelle Daniels (conference@nclgba.org) or Justin Amos, NCLBA President, know if you have any questions. We are happy to answer them and we really hope to see you all this summer for #NCLGBA18!

Announcing the NCLGBA 2018 Summer Conference Scholarship Winners

The NCLGBA Board is pleased to announce two scholarship winners for the 2018 Summer Conference:

Allyson Beetham
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/allysonbeetham/
Twitter: @allysoncbeetham

Will Sigmon
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/will-sigmon-184077110/
Twitter: @ Will_Sigmon

Please take some time to welcome and congratulate them at the conference and to connect with them on social media!

 

Apply now for NCLGBA’s Scholarship for the 2018 Summer Conference!

NCLGBA has a Conference Scholarship Program for current masters’ students and/or budget professionals attending a NCLGBA conference for the first time. The scholarship program provides registration fee and 2 nights hotel stay for the upcoming 2018 NCLGBA Summer Conference at the Doubletree by Hilton in Atlantic Beach, NC, July 11-13, 2018.

Should You apply?
– Do you have an interest in a career in North Carolina local government budgeting?
– Are you an active Master’s level student in good standing OR someone who has never attended a NCLGBA conference?
– If you are a student, are you within two years of completing a Master’s degree?
– Do you have a willingness to help generate content for NCLGBA’s website for the next six months (minimum of 2 stories)?

If you answered yes to the above questions: The application is available here and is due Friday, April 20, 2018. Submission details are included on the application. Recipients will be notified by Friday, May 18.

Please help us get the word out out to any MPA student(s) and/or first time attendees you may know, and please apply yourself if you haven’t attended a conference before!

Interested in Serving on the Board of the NCLGBA? Here’s a chance!

The NCLGBA needs your help growing and improving as an organization to provide the skill development, knowledge sharing, and networking our members need to succeed professionally and to create public value for their communities.  Helping advance the local government profession by serving on the NCLGBA Board is an excellent opportunity to contribute.

We have four great opportunities – 3rd Vice President, At-Large City and County Board Members, and the newly added Marketing Coordinator.  Below is a quick introduction into the roles and responsibilities of each position.

NCLGBA 3rd Vice President and Conference Co-Chair: In short the 2nd and 3rd Vice President work together to organize the conference and plan a dynamic agenda. This position transitions into 2nd VP and eventually becomes President of NCLGBA. In addition, this position incorporates many of the roles of the at-large board members.

NCLGBA At-Large Board Members (City/County):

  • Commit to attending all 4 conferences that occur during 2 year terms
  • Commit to attending all board meetings & conference planning sessions during their terms
  • Assist with conference planning
  • Help on-site at the conference with things like registration and other duties as assigned
  • Help with special projects, like the People Who Balance columns, website content, membership drives, sponsors, etc.
  • Serve as conference liaisons (for things like location of sessions, bathrooms, elevators, etc.)
  • Interact with members by introducing themselves, starting discussions at their tables during sessions, & facilitating introductions
  • Promote the conference and membership in the organization to people in their region of the state and other professional associations they may be a part of.
  • Volunteer to serve as a session moderator
  • Bring up new ideas, actively participate in the debate/conversation of issues, and being willing to serve on specially called committees with the aim of improving the effectiveness of the NCLGBA
  • Represent either Cities or Counties on the board by interacting with members and understanding their interests and ideas for improvement.

Marketing Coordinator:

  • Assist with all matters related to the NCLGBA’s communications including keeping the website and social media accounts up to date.
  • External communications to association membership
  • Promote the conference and membership in the organization to people in their region of the state and other professional associations they may be a part of.
  • Assist conference planners with communication strategies for conference planning sessions and conference updates.

 

If you are interested and want more information or if you have someone you would like to nominate, please contact Stephen Hawryluk at stephenh@cityofws.org.  Nominations must be submitted to Stephen no later than March 29, 2018.

2018 Summer Conference Registration is Now Open

Registration for the NCLGBA’s 2018 Summer Conference, in Atlantic Beach, July 11-13, 2018, is now open. The following links will direct you to online conference registration forms:

Pay by Credit Card

Pay by Check

Please note that  every attendee needs to fill out a registration form individually.  

After you complete the form, a copy of your registration should be e-mailed to you (check your spam filters); please include the e-mailed registration form with your check when you mail it to our Treasurer, Teresa Fulk, Carteret County Finance, 302 Courthouse Square, Beaufort, NC 28516. Feel free to e-mail Teresa (teresaf@carteretcountync.gov) or Christopher Williams and Michelle Daniels (conference@nclgba.org) if you have any questions or concerns.

You may also book your hotel room reservations at the conference rate.  Reservations can be made online here or by contacting the hotel at 252-240-1155 with group code “LGB”. The cut-off date is Tuesday, June 19.  Rooms at the group rate will go quickly so please call or click today!

For any Conference questions that you may have, please contact Christopher Williams and Michelle Daniels at conference@nclgba.org.

For more conference information, check the “Conferences” page.

Applications for CBEO Certification Due Feburary 9, 2018!

Just quick reminder that if you have passed your certification exams, completed your coursework, and are now ready to get certified as a Budget & Evaluation Officer, you must submit your application to Whitney Afonso at the School of Government by February 9, 2018!

For more information on the certification process please see more details on the “Certification” section of the NCLGBA website and the School of Government’s FAQs.

And as always you can take the exams at the next conference!