This course outlines the options for financing tools that local officials can use to attract and grow businesses, improve real estate, and build community assets. Local elected officials are encouraged to attend with the city/county manager or economic developent staff members. To register, visit www.sog.unc.edu/node/1184.
A new LinkedIn group seeks to equip women to pursue leadership positions in public and nonprofit organizations through discussion and collaboration. Women and men at all levels of public service interested in harnessing the leadership potential of women are encouraged to join.
The School of Government has been selected to host the 14th Biennial Public Management Research Conference in Chapel Hill in summer 2017. Faculty and staff are looking forward to welcoming colleagues from around the world to the UNC campus and are planning a memorable event.
The North Carolina General Assembly considered hundreds of bills in the 2014 short session, many of which will have an impact on local governments. The most significant pieces of legislation will be highlighted in two legislative update webinars by School of Government faculty and staff on September 3 and September 9. Visit the registration page for a full list of topics. Note: The webinar dates have changed due to the General Assembly schedule. For those already registered for prior dates, please check the registration page for instructions.
The Environmental Finance Center (EFC) at UNC-Chapel Hill has been awarded $2 million in funding by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to improve the financial and managerial capabilities of the nation’s smallest, most plentiful, and neediest public water systems—those serving fewer than 10,000 people—across the country.
Faculty member Maureen Berner has been selected as a Thorp Faculty Engaged Scholar (FES), a distinction that will support her work on summer meal programs for children in need. Sponsored by the Carolina Center for Public Service, FES brings together faculty from across campus to engage in a two-year experiential curriculum designed to advance their engaged scholarship.