State Employees’ Credit Union Invests in Developing Local Government Workforce Through UNC School of Government Training

March 26, 2019

In March 2019, State Employees’ Credit Union (SECU) Foundation and the UNC School of Government announced the expansion of Lead for North Carolina, an effort to train and place young graduates in local governments across North Carolina. Made possible by a gift of $500,000 from SECU Foundation, the UNC School of Government will train and place 20 young college graduates in city and county governments in Tier I communities across the state.

DeHart-Davis and Nelson Advise on Advancing Women in the Local Government Profession

March 23, 2019

School faculty members Leisha DeHart-Davis and Kimberly Nelson are advising on the advancement of women in the local government profession.

Dr. Don Kettl to Deliver the 2019 Deil Wright Lecture

March 19, 2019

Donald F. Kettl, author, editor, and professor, will deliver the 2019 Deil Wright Lecture at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 4 at the UNC School of Government. An expert in public sector personnel management and intergovernmental relations, Kettl is professor at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, at the University of Texas at Austin. He is also a nonresident senior fellow at the Volcker Alliance and the Brookings Institution.

UNC MPA Program Improves Ranking Among U.S. News & World Report’s Best Graduate Schools

March 12, 2019

The Master of Public Administration program hosted at the UNC School of Government is ranked among “America’s Best Graduate Schools” by U.S. News & World Report. The program improved two positions since the 2019 rankings, tying for 21st in the public affairs category and ranking second in the nation in the local government specialty area. 

School Convenes Experts to Assist Local Governments in Managing Public Health and Drinking Water Issues

February 28, 2019

When an event affects the supply or safety of drinking water, local governments are on the front lines to assist with a variety of needs, from obtaining alternative water supplies to getting reliable information about health risks. 

Pre-Sale for the 2018 Cumulative Supplement to Crimes Now Available

February 22, 2019

The newest edition to the NC Crimes series, authored by faculty member Jessica Smith, is now available for pre-order.

School of Government to Host Criminal Justice Summit

January 30, 2019

The UNC School of Government will host North Carolina's first Criminal Justice Summit on March 15, 2019 at the Carolina Club in Chapel Hill. National and state experts with broad-ranging ideological perspectives will discuss key issues capturing attention in North Carolina and around the nation: bail reform; overcriminalization; and barriers to re-entry, including fines and fees and the crimin

Faculty Member Anita Brown-Graham Launches Television Show Highlighting North Carolina Communities

January 14, 2019

Starting January 2019, UNC School of Government faculty member Anita Brown-Graham is hosting a new television show that highlights community solutions across North Carolina.

Faculty Member Jonathan Morgan Advises on Economic Development Tools

January 7, 2019

On January 16, 2019, School of Government faculty member Jonathan Morgan was a featured speaker at the launch of Homegrown Tools for Economic Development, a database created by NCGrowth, an affiliate center of the Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise at UNC-Chapel Hill.

Faculty Member Norma Houston Will Advise State Leadership Team on Recovery and Resiliency

January 7, 2019

In January 2019, School of Government faculty member Norma Houston was named an advisor to the leadership team of the newly formed North Carolina Office of Recovery and Resiliency. Houston will continue her work at the School of Government but serve in an advisory capacity on issues such as FEMA programs and local government procurement.

Special Meeting Notice: Thursday, December 20

December 20, 2018

The Social Services Working Group (SSWG) will meet on Thursday, December 20 from 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. The meeting will be held via conference call. The SSWG will review and revise the Stage Two draft report and will likely vote on the final report.  

Meeting Details: Members of the public are welcome to listen to the meeting. Call 1.800.920.7487; enter code 61152452#     

DFI Facilitates New Vision for Historic Broughton Hospital Campus

December 17, 2018

In November 2018, the N.C. Department of Commerce released an updated master plan outlining the redevelopment of 800 acres at the historic Broughton Hospital campus, located within a state-designated Opportunity Zone census tract, in Morganton, North Carolina. The updated Broughton District master plan, which was facilitated by the School’s Development Finance Initiative (DFI), was presented to local officials in November 2018.