Latest Conference Updates

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 … Read More

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 … 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 economic and legislative updates!

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 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 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 ( 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 that some types of rooms may need to be reserved by phone. The cutoff for the room block is Tuesday, June 19, 2018.

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.

NCLGBA is now accepting applications for the 2018 Summer Conference Scholarship.

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!

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.