Essentials of County Government 2013

                 2015 dates to be anounced sometime mid 2014

After the November elections, the UNC School of Government and the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners jointly hold a two-day orientation to county government in four locations across the state. This program is for newly elected officials, veteran elected officials and managers. Entire boards are encouraged to attend.

This program offers participants points toward recognition in the Local Elected Leaders Academy (LELA)

                Agenda 

Day One
8:00 AM-3:00 PM Essentials of County Government- For newly elected
                               officials, veteran elected officials and entire boards 

  •  Context for NC county governments 
  •  What counties do and how they do it
  •  Governing board roles and responsibilities

                                              OR    

 8:00 AM-3:00 PM Water and Economically Vibrant Communities:
                               What Every Local Leader Needs to Know - LeaderShop for county
                               and municipal veteran elected officials 

 3:00 PM-5:00 PM-Ethics for Elected Officials (satisfies state mandated  
                                training)
                                Both Essentials and LeaderShop registrations include ethics
                                training  

Day Two 

8:00 AM -5:00 PM-Essentials of County Government-For newly elected
                                officials, veteran elected officials and entire boards 

  • Financing county government
  • Working with others 
  • County responsibility for public school financing  
  • "Bottom Line" – a budget simulation 

PRINTABLE AGENDAS 

ECG Agenda Link (two days) 
Water Workshop Agenda Link (one day) 
*For those registered for a combination of the above courses, print both agendas 

Registration Options:
       

1. Essentials of County Government (2 days) – For newly elected officials and veteran elected officials who wish to accompany newly elected officials (including managers) and entire boards
Includes: Day One Essentials, Ethics and Day Two Essentials (includes "Bottom Line" – a budget simulation), and the "Handbook for NC County Commissioners" 

2. Essentials with Leadershop for Veteran Elected Officials (2 days) – Open to veteran county elected officials and managers
Includes: Day One LeaderShop – Water and Economically Vibrant Communities: What Every Local Leader Needs to Know; Ethics and Day Two Essentials (includes "Bottom Line" – a budget simulation), and the "Handbook for NC County Commissioners" 
 

3. Water and Economically Vibrant Communities: What Every Local Leader Needs to Know (1 day) – LeaderShop for veteran elected officials  Open to both county and municipal veteran elected officials and managers 
Includes: Day One LeaderShop for veteran elected officials and state mandated ethics training.
Does NOT include Day Two Essentials; "Bottom Line" – a budget simulation; or "Handbook for NC County Commissioners" 
 

HELPFUL INFORMATION: 
For information about hotel reservations; state mandated ethics; "Bottom Line" – a budget simulation and/or  CLE information; click on your date preference below and review the sections titled "Site Information" and "Program" towards the bottom of the page. 

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES FOR ELECTED OFFICIALS:
Scholarships are made available for Essentials of County Government and LeaderShop:  Water and Economically Vibrant Communities by the generous support of the following:

  • Food Lion
  • Local Government Federal Credit Union
  • Progress Energy
  • Prudential Financial 

Click here for application

 

            2015 dates and locations will be announced mid 2014 

Program Options

Please select one of the options below for more information