Publications and Blogs


Budgeting in Difficult Times: Resources for North Carolina Managers provides links to articles, bulletins, online dashboards, group exercises, videos, webinars, and other materials created by School of Government faculty and staff members that will prove useful to managers dealing with budgeting in this current economy.

Local Government in North Carolina is a free, online introduction for a general audience, sponsored by the NC City and County Management Association.

County and Municipal Government in North Carolina is a complete reference book on North Carolina county and municipal government that provides a comprehensive overview of the legal foundations, organization, and the administration of the state’s counties and cities.

The Local Government Board Builders Series offers local elected leaders practical advice on how to effectively lead and govern.

Ethics, Conflicts, and Offices: A Guide for Local Officials


Blogs about local government:

o   Coates' Canons: NC Local Government Law

o   Community and Economic Development

For a complete list of School of Government publications, visit our Bookstore.