2020 Winter Conference Scholarship Application is Live

Good Afternoon –

I am pleased to announce that the North Carolina Local Government Budget Association (NCLGBA) is now accepting scholarship applications for the 2020 Virtual Winter Conference from December 9-11. All applications are due by 11:59PM EST on Friday, November 6, 2020. Eligible applicants should submit their application via e-mail to scholarship@nclgba.org with the subject line NCLGBA Scholarship Program. Scholarship recipient(s) will receive registration for the 2020 Virtual Winter Conference from December 9-11, 2020. In addition, NCLGBA will pay up to $250 by July 1 for any NCLGBA Board-approved professional development opportunity.

In prior years, NCLGBA has solicited scholarship applications with the intent to extend financial support for an in-person conference. Eligible recipients were first-time conference attendees which included MPA students, interns, and professionals in our field. The 2020 Virtual Winter Conference Scholarship Application is attached and available on the website by clicking here.

If you or someone you know is interested in attending the NCLGBA 2020 Virtual Winter Conference as a scholarship winner, I encourage you to apply or pass along this announcement. Please check out the NCLGBA website for information and updates about the upcoming conference. For any questions, feel free to email scholarship@nclgba.org.

Thank you,

Christopher Williams

2020-21 President, NCLGBA

Nominations Open for 2020 Vogt Award

Good Afternoon Local Government Budget Professionals:

It is my pleasure to announce and encourage nominations for the 2020 A. John “Jack” Vogt Award for Outstanding Commitment to the Advancement of Local Government Budgeting and Evaluation. This career award is the highest annual award presented by the North Carolina Local Government Budget Association (NCLGBA) to recognize individuals who have served as innovators and leaders advancing budget and/or evaluation practices in North Carolina local government during their careers.

In 2006, Dr. Jack Vogt became the first recipient of the award to honor his thirty-four year legacy as an innovator, teacher, mentor, and consummate student of local government budgeting and evaluation.

Nominees must have a minimum of ten years of local government service in North Carolina.  “Government service” is defined broadly as any profession that works in or with municipal, county, or other local government jurisdictions. Examples include budget/finance professionals, city/county managers, elected officials, academics, and local government financial consultants.

Nomination applications and a list of previous award winners can be accessed on the NCLGBA website. Completed nomination applications should be submitted via email to vogtaward@nclgba.org by 11:59pm on Friday, November 6, 2020. A committee from the NCLGBA will review the submissions and present the award at the 2020 Winter Budget Conference on Thursday, December 10th.

If you have any questions about the nomination form or process, please email vogtaward@nclgba.org.

North Carolina has a strong, national reputation as a leader in local government budgeting and evaluation. I hope you will take this opportunity to recognize those who have helped us earn this reputation and charted new paths for all of us to participate, learn from and benefit.

Thank You,

Christopher Williams
2020-2021 President, NCLGBA

2020 Virtual Winter Conference – Registration/Membership Open!

Registration for the 2020 Virtual Winter Conference, to be held December 9-11, 2020, is now open!

Key word, it is virtual.  We received great survey feedback from the last conference on capacity for in-person. The conference will include content over three days, two half-days and one longer day.

Head over to the Conferences page for all the details.

If you have any questions, please direct them to conference@nclgba.org.


Membership for FY21 is Open

Check out the Membership page for details on joining or renewing your membership with NCLGBA.

RSVP to the Winter 2020 Conference Planning Meeting

On behalf of the NCLGBA Board, we invite you to the NCLGBA 2020 Winter Conference – Virtual Planning Meeting on Friday, September 11th, 2020!

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 28th, 2020. All local government budget professionals are welcome to attend! 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 with other conference opportunities.

Join us via Zoom, meeting invitation to be sent at a later date.

Frequently Asked Questions:

When and where is the 2020 Winter Conference?

The 2020 Winter Conference will be held December 9th – 11th and will be a virtual event.

Will CBEO exams be offered at the planning meeting?

No.  Due to the meeting being virtual we are hoping to schedule exams for a different date.  Please keep an eye to the listserv for further updates on CBEO exam opportunities.  We are working to lock in a testing date and location for October.

Is the Planning Meeting only meant for Board Members?

No, all local government budget professionals are welcome! Even if you do finance, strategic planning, or data analytics you are welcome!

If you can’t make it, the best way to share with us your ideas is through the RSVP link and then Heather can follow up accordingly. She will be sure to include it as part of our presentation, so if someone wants to moderate such a session then she’d connect both of you.

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 Heather Curry or Brian Pahle.