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Apply now for NCLGBA’s Scholarship for the 2017 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 … Read More

2017 Summer Conference Registration is Now Open

Registration for the NCLGBA’s 2017 Summer Conference, July 12-14 in Downtown Wilmington, is now open. The following links will direct you to online … Read More

2017 Summer Conference – Highlighted Sessions

The 2017 NCLGBA Summer Conference is less than three months away! We are looking forward to kicking things off with a session on the urban/rural dynamic from Dr. Jim Johnson from the UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School. Additional sessions include a general session on Leadership Development from Anne Davidson, Executive VP of Roger Schwarz & Associates as well as one on design thinking and improving the decision making process from David Phillips of Faster Glass. Also planned are session topics such as citizen engagement and neighborhood redevelopment.


2017 Summer Conference Registration

Registration for the 2017 Summer Conference is 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 registration form, a copy should be emailed to you (check your spam filters).  If you are paying by check, please include a copy of the emailed form with your check.  This is a little different process than our old paper registration model, so please email Bo Gattis, NCLGBA Treasurer at or Stephen Hawryluk ( if you have any questions or concerns about the registration process.


2017 Summer Conference Room Block is open!

The 2017 Summer Conference will be held at the Hilton Riverside in downtown Wilmington, NC. The room block is open and reservations can be made online here or by contacting the hotel at (910) 763-5900 with group code “LGB”.

The hotel does not include parking in the room rate. Parking at the hotel deck $11 per day including overnight ($15 for valet) and availability is not guaranteed even if you are a hotel guest. Other paid deck and street parking options may also be available in downtown Wilmington.


SOG Class Opportunity – Performance Evaluation

Dr. Maureen Berner from the UNC School of Government will be teaching “Intro to Program Evaluation for Budget and Management Analysts” on Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday morning, July 11-12, prior to the conference. This is one of the courses required for Budget & Evaluation Officer Certification


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.


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.