Municipal and County Administration

  • Chapel Hill, NC

This course is designed for city and county managers, department heads, and other city or county officials whose responsibilities require an understanding of functions beyond individual areas of specialization. This program will give you the chance to:

  • Understand the legal framework and administrative requirements of North Carolina city and county government
  • Learn about how specific city and county services are organized and provided
  • Appreciate the interrelation among different activities or departments and how specific laws, programs, and functions contribute to the achievement of the overall mission of a local government
  • Become part of a broader network of local government peers on whom participants will be able to draw for assistance in the future

To access the Program Application and see the application timeline, please click on the Register Tab above. Scholarship applications are below. 

 

SCHOLARSHIP FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES: Be sure to indicate which of the scholarships you are applying for in the subject line of your email. Deadline for all scholarship applicaitons is July 1, 2018

Note: If you are applying for one or more of the scholarships below, you must ALSO complete a program application to be considered for a scholarship. The program application can be accessed by clicking on the Register Tab above. 

MCA ALUMNI ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP: The Alumni Association of the Municipal and County Administration Course is offering finanical assistance with tuition to a qualified applicant and their unit of government. Since these scholarships have historically been designed to help colleagues who might not otherwise be able to attend the course, financial need will weigh heavily in the award decision. Other factors that will be considered are the number of individuals in a particular unit that have already graduated from the course and how critical the course is to the governmental unit and the applicant’s future career goals. Click HERE for application. 

LOCAL GOVERNMENT FEDERAL CREDIT UNION: The LGFCU offers scholarships to member local government employees to apply towards tuition for conferences, programs and seminars offered by the School of Government. The deadline to apply is July 1. This scholarship application is mailed directly to LGFCU. Please allow time for mailing as well as time for your reference to mail their letter. Click HERE for the application. 

ELLIS HANKINS MUNICIPAL ADMINISTRATION SCHOLARSHIP: The Ellis Hankins Municipal Administration Foundation offers assistance to qualified MUNICIPAL applicants and their units of government. Since these scholarships have historically been designed to help applicants who might not otherwise be able to attend the course, financial need will weigh heavily in the award decision. Other factors that will be considered are the number of individuals in a particular unit that have already graduated from the course and how critical the course is to the governmental unit and the applicant’s future career goals. Click HERE for application. 

JAMES BLACKBURN III MEMORIAL FUND FOR MUNICIPAL AND COUNTY ADMINISTRATION: The James Blackburn III Memorial Fund offers assistance to qualified MUNICIPAL or COUNTY applicants and their units of government. Since these scholarships have historically been designed to help applicants who might not otherwise be able to attend the course, financial need will weigh heavily in the award decision. Other factors that will be considered are the number of individuals in a particular unit that have already graduated from the course and how critical the course is to the governmental unit and the applicant’s future career goals. Click HERE for application. 

 

Additional information

The course takes place September through April. Sessions are four days each month starting mid-day Tuesday until Friday afternoon. This schedule is designed to allow for same-day travel on the first day of each session, reducing hotel costs.  

  • Chapel Hill, NC
    September 18 - 21, 2018
    October 9 - 12, 2018
    November 13 - 16, 2018
    January 15 - 18, 2019
    February 12 - 15, 2019
    March 12 - 15, 2019
    April 9 - 12, 2019
    UNC School Of Government
    400 South Rd.
    Chapel Hill, NC 27514
    View Cancellation Policy
    Course participants who cancel their registration on or before September 10, 2018 will receive a full refund. No refund will be made for cancellations made after September 11, 2018 now you will instead now recieve credit for the course. You can review the updated policy here at the School’s cancellation policy.
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    The September 12-15, 2018 session will take place at the Friday Center in Chapel Hill. The rest of the sessions will take place at the School of Government 

    Must apply
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    The application period for this program closed July 1, 2018. 

    The Program Application Timeline: 

    • Program application deadline is 5:00pm July 1, 2018. 
    • This is an online form. Once you hit submit, you will see a pop up thank you page. This is your confirmation. Do not hit submit more than once. And please only submit one application per person. 
    • This form is best filled out at one sitting. It is not set up to save and then continue where you left off. Look it over, gather your thoughts and information, then proceed. 
    • You will be notified of your program acceptance status on August 1, 2018 via email. (there is no need to inquire about your application status prior to this date) 
    • Please check your calendars to ensure you can attend all the sessions, barring unforeseen circumstances. There is an attendance policy that can affect successful completion of the course. Attendees must attend a minimum of 80% of the total hours in order to be eligible for graduation.
    • Applicants will receive their offer of admission by Susan Hutchinson by end of business, August 1, 2018 via email. Please make sure you check your email this day.
    • In order to secure your spot in the MCA program you will have until August 6thto accept our offer of admission. If you have not accepted your offer by this date via email, the seat reserved for you will be offered to another applicant.   

    NOTE** Tuition does not include travel, hotel, breakfast or dinner. When the class is scheduled over lunch- we will provide lunch.

    Scholarship Funding Opportunities are listed in the Overview Tab towards the top of this page. Deadline for these applications is also July 1, 2018. 

    $3,650.00
There are no materials avaliable for this course at this time.
For all registration questions, resetting passwords, or login issues please contact:

Dale Zuckert

Assistant Registrar
919.966.4414
For questions regarding course details, including location, schedule, materials, and continuing education credits, please contact:

Susan Hutchinson

Program Manager
919.966.4171
Teaching Professor; Secretary, School of Government Foundation Board of Directors