2021 Summer Conference Scholarship Application is Live

The Board is pleased to announce that the North Carolina Local Government Budget Association (NCLGBA) is now accepting scholarship applications for the 2021 Summer Conference in Wilmington from July 21 – 23. All applications are due by 11:59PM EST on Thursday, June 3, 2021. Eligible applicants should submit their application via email to scholarship@nclgba.org with the subject line #NCLGBA Scholarship Program. Scholarship recipient(s) will receive a paid registration and two-night hotel stay for the 2021 Summer Conference in Wilmington from July 21-23, 2021. Also, as an option, the recipient can opt to attend the conference virtually and receive up-to $250 for a NCLGBA Board approved professional development opportunity.

Eligible applicants are first-time conference attendees, which include MPA students, interns, and professionals in our field. The 2021 Summer 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 2021 Summer 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.

2021 Summer Conference – Registration Open!

Registration for the 2021 Summer Conference, to be held in person July 21-23, 2021, is now open!

We are acting on your feedback regarding COVID precautions by expanding into a larger conference space and requiring masks and social distancing. We’ve also added an agreement to our registration links, asking participants to stay home if sick and comply with any COVID-related precautions. Our moderators and conference planners are working hard to plan great content and a safe experience for all our members. We will also have a virtual attendance option for the general sessions only.

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 Summer 2021 Conference Planning Meeting

On behalf of the NCLGBA Board, we invite you to the NCLGBA 2021 Summer Conference – Virtual Planning Meeting on Friday, February 19th, 2021!

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, February 5th, 2021. 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 2021 Summer Conference?

The 2021 Summer Conference will be held July 14th – 16th and is currently being planned to take place in person at the Embassy Suites Wilmington Riverfront.

Will CBEO exams be offered at the planning meeting?

No, we are hoping to schedule exams for a different date.  Please keep an eye to the listserv for further updates on CBEO exam opportunities.

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.