School Expands Programs for NC Local Government Managers

In 2015–16, the School of Government will roll out a series of new programs for city and county managers including courses for newly hired managers or those new to NC local government, 360-feedback reviews, and an annual summit on an emerging issue. Program partners include NC City and County Management Association, NC League of Municipalities, and NC Association of County Commissioners

Faculty Member Ricardo Morse Presented at International Conference in Brazil

Ricardo Morse presented at the International Congress of Innovation Management for the Public Sector in Brasilia, Brazil, on April 15–17. He discussed collaborative leadership in public service, citing the example of a public-private partnership in western North Carolina that addressed the digital divide in the region.

New Guide Promotes Information Sharing Among Juvenile Justice and Behavioral Health Agencies

Faculty members LaToya Powell and Mark Botts are among the authors of the NC Juvenile Justice-Behavioral Health Information Sharing Guide, a collaborative project by the state's juvenile justice and mental health agencies to better coordinate services for youth and families. Powell and Botts will train teams through regional workshops to use the new guide. 

Dean Mike Smith Receives UNC Public Service Award

Dean Mike Smith was honored on April 7 with the Ned Brooks Award for Public Service. Sponsored by the Carolina Center for Public Service and presented by Chancellor Carol Folt, the award recognizes that Smith's "approach to mentoring, inspiring, and providing opportunities for others to make a positive impact in the community has expanded public service beyond the University and the School of Government."

NOW AVAILABLE: FINAL REPORT ON CITY SERVICES FY 2013–2014

The School of Government's Final Report on City Services for Fiscal Year 2013–2014: Performance and Cost Data, prepared by Dale J. Roenigk, presents data for thirteen North Carolina cities in thirteen service areas.

MPA@UNC FELLOWSHIPS AVAILABLE FOR NCACC MEMBERS

The NC Association of County Commissioners has partnered with MPA@UNC, the online format of the Carolina MPA program, to offer $5,000 fellowships to members interested in pursuing degrees online. Learn more.

2014 CUMULATIVE SUPPLEMENT TO NC CRIMES NOW AVAILABLE

Written by faculty member Jessica Smith, the 2014 Cumulative Supplement to North Carolina Crimes covers legislation enacted and case law decided from January 1, 2012, through December 31, 2014. It is a companion to North Carolina Crimes: A Guidebook on the Elements of Crime, Seventh Edition, 2012, which incorporates statutory changes made through the 2011 session of the General Assembly and case law through December 31, 2011. Order your copy today.

COUNTY SALARIES IN NC 2015 NOW AVAILABLE

County Salaries in North Carolina 2015 is a compilation of information on salaries and benefits in North Carolina counties. Compiled by the MAPS Group for the School of Government, the publication is designed to meet the needs of elected and appointed officials in reviewing current personnel practices. Visit the online bookstore to download a copy today.

MPA@UNC Fellowships Available for NCLM Members

The NC League of Municipalities has partnered with MPA@UNC, the online format of the Carolina MPA program, to offer $5,000 fellowships to members interested in pursuing degrees online. Learn more.

County and Municipal Government is now available

County and Municipal Government in North Carolina, edited by Frayda Bluestein, provides a comprehensive look at the foundations, legal authority, organization, and administration of the state’s counties and cities. Order your copy today in hard copy or PDF format.