UNC MPA Student & Former LFNC Fellow Receives Ed Kitchen Scholarship

October 22, 2020

The School of Government is pleased to welcome Shayla Douglas into its Master of Public Administration program. Prior to joining the program this semester, Douglas was part of the inaugural cohort of Lead for North Carolina (LFNC) Fellows, serving in the community of Pembroke in 2019-20.

Smith Receives Dogwood Award from N.C. Attorney General

October 21, 2020

North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein announced today that School of Government faculty member Jessica Smith has been recognized with the Attorney General’s Dogwood Award.

School of Government Welcomes Four New Faculty Members in 2020

October 12, 2020

The School of Government has been pleased to welcome four new faculty members into its ranks in 2020: Connor Crews, James Joyce, Obed Pasha, and Brittany Williams. In their new roles, these four will work to share their expertise in the purchasing and contracting, planning and development regulation, performance management, and criminal law fields respectively. 


Connor Crews 

Our Ongoing Response to COVID-19

October 12, 2020

The School of Government is closely monitoring the impact of the novel coronavirus. The safety of our employees, MPA students, and local and state public officials remain a top priority as we move ahead into program planning for Winter 2020–2021.

It is also a top priority to be responsive to state and local governments who need advising and assistance and to offer the same number and high quality of courses we have always offered.

Stenberg named ICMA Honorary Member

September 30, 2020

School of Government faculty member Carl Stenberg has been named an honorary member of the International City/County Management Association (ICMA). The award is given to individuals outside the local government management profession for distinguished public service and contributions to the improvement of local government.

David Ammons Receives 2020 Joseph Wholey Distinguished Scholarship Award

August 24, 2020

Last month, ASPA’s Center for Accountability and Performance (CAP) presented School of Government faculty member David Ammons with its 2020 Joseph Wholey Distinguished Scholarship Award.  During the virtual ceremony, Ammons was honored with the award in recognition of his “outstanding scholarship on performance in public and nonprofit settings.”

Local officials needed to bolster NC Census response

August 19, 2020

With the 2020 Census collection drawing to a close, North Carolina’s response rate is below the national rate and below its rate in 2010.

Three School of Government projects funded by NC Policy Collaboratory

August 10, 2020

The NC Policy Collaboratory at UNC-Chapel Hill has distributed $29 million toward 85 research projects focused on treatment, community testing, and prevention of COVID-19. Three projects at the School of Government were selected to receive funds.

The projects are:

Municipal and County Administration Moves Online

August 5, 2020

After more than 65 years of instruction at the School of Government, Municipal and County Administration will transition to an online format this year. Starting on October 6th, participants in the course will convene on Zoom for three-hour sessions, spread out across 27 days of instruction over the course of eight months.

12 Fellows join second Lead for North Carolina Cohort

August 5, 2020

Lead for North Carolina (LFNC), a program of the UNC School of Government, is continuing its mission to train a new generation of public service leaders with the introduction of its second cohort of fellows.

Lead for North Carolina helps launch NC COVID-19 Student Response Corps

July 16, 2020

An effort led by the Office of North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper and supported by Lead for North Carolina (LFNC) at the UNC School of Government is matching North Carolina college students in need of work experience with local governments and nonprofits seeking additional help to support COVID-19 response efforts.