Latest Conference Updates
Summer Conference Presentations Now Online

Presentations from the 2019 Summer Conference are now available online. Find them here, or in the Resource Archive. A final thank you … Read More

Welcome to Wilmington!

On behalf of the Board and the 2019 Summer Conference Planning Committee, we look forward to seeing you all at the conference … Read More

2019 Summer Conference Registration

Registration for the 2019 Summer Conference has closed. We’re excited to see everyone in Wilmington!

Find all the conference materials here as they become available.


2019 Summer Conference Room Block is FULL!

Since the block is full at the rates advertised ($159 and $179), a list of hotels by distance and commute time are below:

We will have a waitlist in case cancellations occur. Reach out to Paarth Mehta if you are interested in joining that waitlist.


NCLGBA Conference Scholarship

The NCLGBA Board is pleased to announce two scholarship winners for the 2019 Summer Conference:

Ross Hatton
University of North Carolina Master of Public Administration Candidate; Wake County Budget and Management Services Graduate Intern

Lauren Stepp
Western Carolina University Master of Public Affairs Candidate

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 conference. Exams will be held Thursday, July 11, 2019, 8:00am – 9:30 in the Engine Room (private dining room in the hotel restaurant).

One of the required Certification courses will also be offered as a pre-conference session on Tuesday, July 9, 2019. The course is Introduction to Program Evaluation taught by Professor Maureen M. Berner. This course is a consistent favorite that provides training on evaluating public services and programs. At the end of the course, participants will understand and be able to describe program evaluation, and how it fits with budget planning and implementation. In addition, participants will be able to identify a variety of program evaluation tools, map out a basic evaluation plan that could be used in their office, and understand how to effectively present evaluation results. Register here:


Call for Authors

We are looking for a few individuals who would be willing to write for our Conference Recap Series following the 2019 Summer Conference. Recaps could focus on a single session, a recurring theme, or reflect on the whole conference experience. There are some great examples from past conferences here. Recaps should be for 300-1000 words.

If you are interested in contributing or have questions, please reach out to Heather Curry.


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. If you would like to nominate a speaker or suggest a session topic, please email us.


Past Conference Presentations

Information and presentations from past conferences are available here.