GUIDEBOOK ON EVALUATING MANAGER AND BOARD PERFORMANCE NOW AVAILABLE

How Are We Doing? Evaluating Manager and Board Performance, by Vaughn M. Upshaw, is now available. This new book offers best practices and useful tips for evaluating the city or county manager and assessing the governing board's performance.

PLANNING AND ZONING FOR SOLAR IN NC NOW AVAILABLE

Adam Lovelady has released Planning and Zoning for Solar in NC, a resource on solar industry development in North Carolina and related land use laws. Download the free PDF today and tune in to the free webinar on April 24. 

Faculty Member Leisha DeHart-Davis Appointed to Board of Arizona State University Center for Research and Organization Design

Associate Professor Leisha DeHart-Davis has been appointed to serve on the board of advisors for the Arizona State University Center for Research and Organization Design. The center promotes, supports, and conducts research on public, nonprofit, and hybrid organizations. 

Faculty Member Jessie Smith Led Field Trip to US Supreme Court

Faculty member Jessie Smith led a group of 18 North Carolina Superior Court judges to Washington, D.C., in January. They visited the US Supreme Court while in session and met with Justice Antonin Scalia. Participants were selected in part for their unpaid service on behalf of the NC Conference of Superior Court Judges, which split the cost of the trip with the School's Judicial College.

REPORTING CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT IN NC NOW AVAILABLE

Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect in North Carolina is a useful reference for school personnel, mental health professionals, medical personnel, law enforcement officials, child care providers, and social workers. Written by faculty member Janet Mason, it reflects changes to the NC Juvenile Code through the 2013 session of the General Assembly. The Governor’s Crime Commission of the Department of Public Safety provided funding for the production of this book and distribution to agencies across the state. Contact Janet Mason at mason@sog.unc.edu for a copy.

Faculty Member Carl Stenberg Named James E. Holshouser Jr. Distinguished Professor

Carl Stenberg is the first School of Government faculty member to be awarded the James E. Holshouser Jr. Distinguished Professorship. Created in 2007 in honor of former Governor Holshouser, the award recognizes Stenberg's leadership as former director of the UNC Master of Public Administration program, his work with North Carolina managers, and his national work in the field of public administration. This professorship was made possible by generous contributions from financial supporters of the School.

Faculty Member Frayda Bluestein Awarded David M. Lawrence Distinguished Professorship

Frayda Bluestein is the first faculty member to be awarded the David M. Lawrence Distinguished Professorship. Created in honor of longtime faculty member David Lawrence, the award recognizes Bluestein’s support of North Carolina’s public officials through her work in local government law, as well as her service to the School of Government and the University of North Carolina. This professorship was made possible by generous contributions from financial supporters of the School.

NC EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT STATUTE COMPILATION NOW AVAILABLE

The newest edition of North Carolina Emergency Management, Emergency Services, and Fire Laws Annotated, 2013 is now available. This publication is a compilation of North Carolina general statutes relating to emergency management services; emergency medical services; and municipal, county, rural, and volunteer fire departments and includes changes in the statutes made by the 2013 session of the North Carolina General Assembly.

GIGa Awards Luncheon Rescheduled for April 9

Faculty member Shannon Tufts, director of the center for public technology, will be the keynote speaker for the rescheduled Government Innovation Grant Awards Luncheon on April 9 at the Quorum Center in Raleigh. She will present "Great by Choice: Thriving Amid Chaos and Turbulance."

Faculty Member David Ammons Receives Public Administration Scholar Award for Article

The American Society for Public Administration's Center for Accountability and Performance has named David Ammons the 2014 recipient of the Joseph Wholey Distinguished Scholarship Award for work in the field of public sector performance. The selection was based on Ammons' article, "Signs of Performance Measurement Progress Among Prominent City Governments," published in the June 2013 issue of Public Performance and Management Review.