NC City and County Management Association Summer Seminar

The North Carolina City and County Management Association Summer Seminar focuses on topics of interest to city and county managers and administrators.

The summer seminar will be held June 24-26, 2021 at the Wilmington Convention Center.  A livestream registration option is available for members who are unable or uncomfortable with meeting in-person. 

Registration will close Wednesday, June 16 at 5:00 p.m.

Agenda: Posted under the Material tab.

Hotels: The Embasy Suites and Ballast Hotel. Rates and reservation links posted under the Registration tab.


Thursday, June 24:

Pre-Conference Golf Tournament: Preregister here for $85. Register at golf course for $100. Proceeds go to the NCCCMA Civic Education Program to train schoolteachers to use the NCCCMA Civic Education online book “Local Government in North Carolina.”

Pre-Conference Workshop: Making Change: How Personal Preferences Show Up at Work. Note: Separate registration required. You will be required to take an online “Change Style Indicator” assessment prior to the workshop.

Instructors: Lydian Altman, Senior Manager of Leadership Curriculum Development, UNC School of Government and Dale Smith, CEO, Smith Management Training and Consulting Services and Adjunct Faculty, UNC School of Government


Friday, June 25:

Keynote Session: The Challenge for Local Government Leadership, Bob O’Neill, Instructor and Riley Fellow, College of Charleston and Retired ICMA Executive Director

General Session: Unveiling of The New Local Government in NC Online Book and Civic Education Consortium Update. Speakers: Rick Morse, Associate Professor of Public Administration & Government, UNC School of Government and Mary Furtado, Deputy County Manager, Catawba County & Chair of the NCCCMA Civic Education Committee.

Concurrent Sessions: Post Covid Economic Development Housing Trends; Non-Financial Keys for a Happy Retirement; Navigating Local School Budgets, 


Saturday, June 26:

Closing General Session: The Future of the Local Government Future, Kirsten Wyatt, Engaging Local Government Leaders (ELGL) 

  • Wilmington, NC
    This course is also available online.
    June 24 - 26, 2021
    Wilmington Convention Center
    10 Convention Center Drive
    Wilmington, NC 28401
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    Embassy Suites by Hilton Wilmington Riverfront, 9 Estell Lee Place, Wilmington NC 28401

    Group Name: NC City & County Management Association  

    Reservations: Call 910-765-1131 or reserve room online here

    Room rate: Standard $229 / Riverview $249

    Room block ends: May 24, 2021

    Parking: $16 overnight self-park / $22 overnight valet

    Breakfast is included in hotels’ Steam Restaurant.

    Hotel Ballast Wilmington, Tapestry Collection by Hilton, 301 North Water Street, Wilmington NC 28401


    Reservations: Call 910-763-5900 or reserve room online:,WW,HILTONLINK,en,DirectLink&fromId=HILTONLINKDIRECT

    Please note, the entire URL must be copied and pasted for it to work properly.

    Room rate: Standard $189

    Room block ends: May 23, 2021

    Parking: $15 overnight self-park 

    The Hotel Ballast is 0.3 miles (approx. 4 blocks) from the Wilmington Convention Center. A free shuttle is available to the convention center.

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    Registration will close Wednesday, June 16 at 5:00 p.m.

    Registration and payment for this course grants access for a single attendee. In order to register a group of attendees, please register each person individually. If you have questions, please contact our registration office at or 919.966.4414.
For all registration questions, resetting passwords, or login issues please contact:

Dale Zuckert

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

Lisa Sheffield

Program Manager, Leadership Group
James E. Holshouser Jr. Distinguished Professor of Public Administration and Government
NCCCMA Partnership Manager