NC City and County Management Association Winter Seminar

This course is sponsored by the North Carolina City and County Management Association.

The North Carolina City and County Management Association Winter Seminar focuses on topics of interest to city and county managers and administrators. The seminar will be held February 5-7, 2020 at The Benton Convention Center in Winston-Salem, NC.  

Preconferene ICMA Workshop: The Role of Managers in Building an Ethical Organization

Postconference Leadership Workshop: Helping Your New Board Get Off to a Good Start

Keynote Speakers:

Wednesday Keynote Speaker: Chuck Marohn, Strong Towns

Friday Keynote Speaker: Denise Ryan, Setting Yourself and Your Followers on Fire!

Concurrent Sessions: Ethics: Moral & Etthical Failures-When Ethics Collapse; What's Changed? The Evolving Expectations Elected Officials Have of Their Managers; Is Your Local Government Fiscally Healthy? Are You Sure?; How Can You Make a Difference? Improving Diversity and Including in the Profession; Regional Councils of Government in North Carolina-How They Can Be Utilized to Make a Local Government Manager's Job Easier; Tackling Environmental Challenges in Your Community and Game Changer! Turning Spaces into Great Places in Your Community; What to Expect When You're Expecting to Change the World-A Guide to the First Few Years in Local Government; Homelessness in Our Communities-A Wicked Problem; Speed Coaching for MPA Students; Attorney General Josh Stein session

Mobile Workshops: Reinventing an Underutilized Asset: The Smith Reynolds Airport Tour with Discovery Flights opportunity (additional cost to be paid onsite); Entrepreneurial Walking Tour

Twin City Quarter Floor Plans and Local Maps

Guidebook App: The most current, up to date agenda will be available on the Guidebook App. You can download the conference app on iTunes and GooglePlay:

Access the web version here:


Additional information



  • Winston-Salem, NC
    February 5 - 7, 2020
    Benton Convention Center
    101 N. Main Street
    Winston-Salem, NC 27101
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    The room block name is CCM (City & County Management) for call in reservations only. The block rate for a standard room is $149. Reserve hotel rooms at a discounted conference rate by January 5, 2020.

    The Marriott and Embassy block is sold out. The overflow hotel is the Hampton Inn Downtown. 

    Hampton Inn and Suites Winston-Salem, 1-336-276-1010
    235 North Cherry Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27101
    For reservations at the Hampton Inn, click here.


    Marriott Winston-Salem, 800-320-0934

    425 N. Cherry Street, Winston-Salem NC 27101

    For online reservations at the Marriott Winston-Salem, click here.


    Embassy Suites Winston-Salem, 800-696-6107 RESERVATION BLOCK IS FULL

    460 N. Cherry Street, Winston-Salem NC 27101

    For online reservations at the Embassy Suites, click here.



    If you are a returning customer, please note that we have a new course registration system that we hope will be easier for you to use. If you encounter any registration issues, please explore our list of frequently asked questions or contact us at or 919.966.4414.


NCCCMA Agenda and Guidebook App Instructions

There is a NEW conference app for the NCCCMA 2020 Winter Seminar. The app will contain the full schedule, speaker information, speaker presentations, sponsors, parking map, Benton Convention Center map, Marriott Hotel map, downtown map, and restaurants map! Instructions will be posted soon.

Access the web version of the program:

You can download the conference app on iTunes and GooglePlay:

There will be a printed one-page summary agenda at the conference for your reference. All other material will be available on the 2020 NCCCMA Winter Seminar Guidebook app and updated on a regular basis.

For all registration questions, resetting passwords, or login issues please contact:

Dale Zuckert

Assistant Registrar, Registration and Client Services Group
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