Latest Conference Updates

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! … Read More

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 … Read More

2018 Summer Conference Highlights

The 2018 NCLGBA Summer Conference will be July 11-13, 2018 at the Doubletree by Hilton in Atlantic Beach, NC. Still deciding on whether you’ll be attending? We have a number of great sessions with topics such as affordable housing and the opioid epidemic, as well as an update from ELGL (Engaging Local Government Leaders), and the biannual economic and legislative updates!

See the full conference agenda here and session materials (posted as available) here. (agenda updated to final – 6/19/18, added qr code for print – 7-9-18)

There will also be a pre-conference Program Evaluation class lead by UNC School of Government Professor Maureen Berner on Tuesday, July 10. This class will provide participants with the framework to identify program evaluation tools, map out evaluation plans, and schema to conduct program evaluation. It is one of the classes required for the Certified Budget & Evaluation Officer program.

2018 Summer Conference Registration

Registration for the 2018 Summer Conference closed on June 25, 2018.
Please e-mail Teresa ( or Christopher Williams and Michelle Daniels ( if you have any questions or concerns.

2018 Summer Conference Room Block is open!

The 2018 Summer Conference will be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Atlantic Beach. <—The room block is now open and you can make reservations online here or by phone at 252-240-1155 using group code “LGB”. Please note that some types of rooms may need to be reserved by phone. The cutoff for the room block is Tuesday, June 19, 2018.—> The room block is now closed.

If no rooms remain available in the room block, the nearest alternative option is Hampton Inn & Suites Atlantic Beach at 252-247-5118.

NCLGBA Conference Scholarship

The NCLGBA Conference Scholarship is oriented towards students and/or new budget professionals attending a NCLGBA conference for the first time. Recipients receive full registration and hotel accommodations for the conference. More information on applying will be provided prior the each conference.

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

Allyson Beetham
Twitter: @allysoncbeetham

Will Sigmon
Twitter: @ Will_Sigmon

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

Certified Budget & Evaluation Officer Exams

Exams for Budget & Evaluation Officer Certification will be held during the conferences. More details will be provided closer to the conference.


Accepting Speaker Nominations for Future Conferences

A great conference depends on the great ideas and help of our conference planning committee. NCLGBA volunteers 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.

Past Conference Presentations

Information and presentations from past conferences are available here.