NC City and County Management Seminar

February 4-6, 2015

Registration is closed. Registration will be available onsite Wednesday at the registration table.


NCCCMA Member List 

Member $335

Non-member $435

Honorary/Life Member/Senior Advisors $100

MPA Directors, MPA Professors, SOG, NCACC, NCLM $150

MPA Student/Fellow $60

Manager-in-Transition $0


The North Carolina City and County Management Seminar focuses on topics of interest to city and county managers and administrators. The theme of the 54th annual seminar is “The Local Government Managers Toolkit for a New Tomorrow.”

Preconference Workshops:

1- ICMA University: Leadership and Management in a (Permanent) CRISIS

2- Mark Weaver: Social Media for Government Leaders 2.0-Taking the Next Steps


Whether your agency is fully embracing social media or just making your first baby tweets, knowing the best practices and engagement strategies for social media is crucial to moving your efforts forward.

In this session you’ll learn about the advanced social media tools that give local government the best chance at success. Learn more about the social media platforms you know and then learn about some you’ve never heard about (Yik Yak, CyberDust, and NextDoor anyone?) Find out how to make the most out of them and what practical applications there are for organizations like yours.

Once you’ve established a social media presence, then what? Discover how to fully analyze the effects of your social media investments to ensure you’re getting the most out of what you do. Learn to recognize legal issues that come with having a robust online presence and make sure you’re covered by an effective, but not limiting, social media policy.

Finally, get tips on how to get everyone from elected officials to department heads to your own staff on board and all moving forward together toward the same goal.


Conference Workshop Topics:

Manufacturing Matters: Creating Wealth in NC Communities

Crisis Response and Communication: Lessons Learned from Ferguson, Missouri

Concurrent Session Topics:

Speed Coaching for MPA Students; Cyber-Security: What Local Governments Need to Know; Management Approaches for Energy Efficiency: Reducing Operational Cost; Local Government and the CSI Effect: Forensic Analysis and What You Need to Know; Managing Capital Investments during the Great Recession: The Myth of Elimination; The New Pension Reporting Standards-How It Will Impact Your Government?; The First Few Years; Public Enterprises: Critical Management Tool or Source of All Things Controversial-You Decide!; Next Generation 911 and 911 Funding; Shale Gas 101: Natural Gas Exploration/Development a North Carolina Perspective; NCLM Strategic Plan Update; and By the People, For the People: Local Government 101 for Citizens 

New Mobile App

This year, NCCCMA is going green again! There will not be any printed handout material in the packets, but there is an app available that will provide you with what you need for the conference material, the NCCCMA Event app!

Smartphone and tablet users can download the NCCCMA Event mobile app from the App Store (iPhone and iPad) or the Google Play Store (Android) by searching "NCCCMA Event." Blackberry, Windows Phone and PC users can view the app in a browser by visiting The app will contain the full schedule, speaker information, vendor information and more!

There will be a printed one-page summary agenda at the conference for your reference. All other material will be available on the NCCCMA Event app and also posted online at


Managers and assistant managers

Faculty coordinator

Carl Stenberg


3 days

Site information
The NC City and County Management Seminar will be held at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel in Durham.
The Sheraton Imperial has a block of hotel rooms for $108. The group rate cut-off date is January 12, 2015. Reserve your hotel room by calling 919-941-5050 or online here.
An additional block of hotel rooms has been set up at the Springhill Suites by Marriott. The address is 920 Slater Road, Durham NC 27703. Call the hotel directly at 919-998-9500 to make a reservation. The group rate is $108 with a cut off date of January 18, 2015.
Online information

Managing in North Carolina is a website resource designed to assist North Carolina’s city and county managers. 

Program Manager
Cancellation policy

Course participants who cancel their registration on or before January 21, 2015 will receive a full refund. Those who cancel on or before January 28, 2015 will receive a full refund, less a $25 cancellation fee. No refund will be made for cancellations made after January 28, 2015. All cancellations must be submitted in writing, as outlined in the School's cancellation policy.