Speakers will include Dr. Susanne Gaddis, Communications Doctor; Anita Brown Graham, Director of the Institute for Emerging Issues; and Michael Brown, Economist at Wells Fargo Securities. Bios and the agenda will be forthcoming.
Conference registration will be $175 for NCLGBA members and will include all plenary and concurrent conference sessions, as well as breakfast and lunch on Thursday and breakfast on Friday. Additional registration fees may apply for Budget Certification exams, School of Government courses, and off-site tours.
Chris Nida, Director of Research & Policy Analysis for the North Carolina League of Municipalities, joined NCLGBA’s Kenneth Hunter (City of Rocky Mount) on April 9th for a webinar/conference call to review the League’s FY 2015 edition of its annual projection report for Shared State/Municipal Revenues.
A video/audio recording of the webinar is available below (the first few minutes were not recorded due to an error, but they do not inhibit the level of information shared). Nida’s commentary focused primarily on the report, and also included discussion of ongoing General Assembly debate over privilege license taxes, as well as implementation of changes to taxes on the sale of electricity and natural gas services.
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NCLGBA’s Summer 2012 Conference will return this year to the Hilton Riverside Hotel in Downtown Wilmington, starting Wednesday, July 25th.
The 3-day event will feature workshops covering communications, work/life balance, technology and other topics, as well as legislative updates from the NC League of Municipalities and NC Association of County Commissioners.
The conference will conclude on Friday, July 27th, with an economic update from NC State Economist, Dr. Michael Walden.
Registration, including the Wednesday reception, Thursday and Friday breakfast, and Thursday lunch, is $150 for NCLGBA members, $200 for non-members and $75 for first-time student attendees.
Hotel rooms at the Hilton Riverside are available for $119/night, plus a $9/night parking fee. To reserve your room, call 910-763-5900 or visit www.hilton.com. Use the code “LGB” when making your reservation.
Room reservations must be made and conference registrations must be paid for by June 22nd.
For 2012, NCLGBA will be distributing Quarterly Report, an email newsletter to our members and friends featuring information on upcoming conferences, professional activities, learning opportunities and other developments in the field of local government budgeting and finance.
During the Winter 2011 Conference, we will be live blogging from a couple of workshops, sharing some of the comments by presenters, as well as answers to attendee questions. Today, we will feature our final session, an Economic Forecast from Dr. Karl Smith with the UNC School of Government. The session will start no earlier than 10:15am, and should be underway by 10:30am.
During the Winter 2011 Conference, we will be live blogging from a couple of workshops, sharing some of the comments by presenters, as well as answers to attendee questions. We’re starting off with the first general session, “Funding Outside the Box.”
(From NCLGBA Second Vice-President, April Campbell)
The Conference Planning Committee will meet in Archdale Public Library on Friday, February 25th, at 12 Noon. Lunch will be provided. If you’re interested in serving on this committee for the 2011 Summer Conference, please contact April directly at acampbell (at) archdale-nc (dot) gov. Responsibilities of the committee include selecting topics, scheduling speakers, as well as facilitating sessions. If you would like to suggest speakers or topics, but are unable to attend the meeting, please let me know.
2011 Summer Conference Preview
The North Carolina Local Government Budget Association (NCLGBA) 2011 Summer Conference will be held July 13th – 15th at the New Bern Hilton Riverfront Hotel.
The conference will begin Wednesday afternoon and end by noon Friday. It will be an excellent conference with important topics and information, mobile sessions, and a riverfront networking reception.
The New Bern Hilton Riverfront is located in the heart of the downtown historic district, with convenient access to shops, restaurants, as well as trolley rides from the hotel through the downtown area. The hotel rate is an awesome $94/night, and this rate is being honored through the weekend.
Our Membership Page now includes links to our updated new member forms and renewal invoices, as well as our invitation letter, for the 2010-11 membership year. Please join or renew as soon as possible by downloading the appropriate form.
Last week, the NCLGBA Board chose to launch a new website that will focus primarily on job announcements for budget, financial, and management positions with member jurisdictions. The site will also provide links and information on other public sector and budget sector job sites, as well as occasional links to articles that will be of interest to those looking for work.
Any jurisdiction with membership in NCLGBA can have their job announcements related to budget, finance, or management positions posted to the new NCLGBA Career Gateway. A link is located in the sidebar of this site, or it can accessed directly at http://jobs.nclgba.org.
We will do our best to catch job postings made to the NCLGBA listserv and post them to the site. However, to ensure that your posting makes it, you can send a copy to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The key to Treme’s response is his application of customer service excellence as the City’s “hedgehog concept”, an idea he gained by reading Jim Collins‘ management text, Good to Great. Focusing on customer service excellence, Treme and Ballard utilized citizen surveying and a facilitator-led “intervention” strategy to transform the City’s staff culture in order to achieve their goal.