September 17th: Practical Analytic Techniques for Local Government (Budget Certification Course)

September 17th: Practical Analytic Techniques for Local Government (Budget Certification Course)

On September 17th, the UNC School of Government will offer the workshop, “Practical Analytic Techniques for Local Government,” presented by David Ammons and Dale Roenigk. This workshop does meet the “evaluation course requirement” for anyone pursuing the Budget & Evaluation Certification.

For more information on the course, and to register, visit the following link:

http://www.sog.unc.edu/courses/0617/index.html

Training Available for New Online Fiscal Analysis Tool

Last week, we posted about the launch of an online local fiscal analysis tool, available at the website of the North Carolina State Treasurer. This site utilizes the financial analysis tools developed a few years ago by the UNC School of Government and is designed to help any local jurisdiction in the state analyze and compare its fiscal condition over time and with benchmarks based on other jurisdictions. The UNC School of Government has now scheduled a series of workshops for local government staff and officials to attend to learn how they can effectively use this new resource.

The workshop introduces the financial condition model being used by North Carolina local officials to analyze the fiscal strength of their organizations. Participants will learn how to interpret and communicate their data and how the model can be used to make more informed policy decisions in local government.

Workshops will last a full day and be held on the following dates and locations across North Carolina:

September 30, 2010 – Hilton Garden Inn, Kitty Hawk

October 20, 2010 – Sheraton Imperial, Research Triangle Park

October 28, 2010 – Embassy Suites, Winston-Salem

November 4, 2010 – Biltmore Doubletree, Asheville

November 18, 2010 – Embassy Suites, Concord

December 9, 2010 – Hilton Riverside, Wilmington

Registration for each workshop is $225 per person.  Registration is available online. If you have any questions, please contact Deidre Lewis, Program Manager (Click to call, or call 919-966-4171).

UNC SOG Bookstore offering Package Discounts

The UNC School of Government Bookstore is offering a 20% discount on select bundled packages on specific topics of importance to local government between now and June 30th. Discounts are available on the following packages:

#1: Municipal Board Meetings (Regularly $94, On Sale for $75!)

Leading Your Governing Board: A Guide for Mayors and County Board Chairs, 2009 ($20)

Local Government Works Poster, 2006 ($12)

A Model Code of Ethics for North Carolina Local Elected Officials with Guidelines and Appendixes, 2010 ($30)

Open Meetings and Local Governments in North Carolina: Some Questions and Answers, Seventh Edition, 2008 ($18)

Suggested Rules of Procedure for a City Council, Third Edition, 2000 ($14)

#2: County Board Meetings (Regularly $96, On Sale for $75!)

Leading Your Governing Board: A Guide for Mayors and County Board Chairs, 2009 ($20)

Local Government Works Poster, 2006 ($12)

A Model Code of Ethics for North Carolina Local Elected Officials with Guidelines and Appendixes, 2010 ($30)

Open Meetings and Local Governments in North Carolina: Some Questions and Answers, Seventh Edition, 2008 ($18)

Suggested Rules of Procedure for the Board of County Commissioners, Third Edition, 2002 ($16)

#3: Local Government Finance (Regularly $212, On Sale for $170!)

Administrative and Financial Laws for Local Government in North Carolina, 2008-2009 Edition (hardback, $115)

Budget-Balancing Tactics in Local Government, 2010 ($25)

A Guide to Billing and Collecting Public Enterprise Utility Fees for Water, Wastewater, and Solid Waste Services, 2008 ($27)

The Local Government Budget and Fiscal Control Act, Sixth Edition, 2006 ($13)

Local Government Property Transactions in North Carolina, Second Edition, 2000 ($32)

#4: Local Government Toolkit (Regularly $175, On Sale for $140!)

Eminent Domain and Local Government in North Carolina: Law and Procedure, 2008 ($31)

Employee Benefits Law for North Carolina Local Government Employers, 2009 ($35)

A Guide to the Listing, Assessment, and Taxation of Property in North Carolina, 2009 ($50)

Introduction to Zoning, Third Edition, 2007 ($25)

A North Carolina Guide to Animal Control Law, 2008 ($34)

Visit this special page on the UNC SOG website for more information and to purchase one of these packages.