Adverse Weather Alert for Sept. 17-21

Campus has returned to normal operations as of 8 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 18. For more information about the University’s policies on adverse weather or to find any updates, visit

The Leading for Results course for Cohort 1 of LGFCU Fellows has been canceled, with all participants invited to participate in Cohort 2 or a session in 2019.

The Effective Supervisory Management Program course to be held Sept. 17-21 has been canceled.

The Development Finance Toolbox course to be held Sept. 18-19 has been canceled.

The first week of Municipal and County Administration to be held Sept. 18-21 has been postponed.

Please check our website for any other changes in course schedules.

Updates and resources from the UNC School of Government in anticipation of Hurricane Florence

In accordance with the University’s policies and statements and to ensure safety of students, faculty, and staff in anticipation of Hurricane Florence, all School courses and MPA on-campus classes are canceled and the School of Government building is closed Thursday, Sept. 13 and Friday, Sept. 14. For more information about the University’s policies on adverse weather or to find any updates, visit

Whitney Afonso to Moderate Virtual Roundtable on Retail Sales Taxes

UNC School of Government faculty member Whitney Afonso will moderate a virtual roundtable this Thursday, September 6 at 1p.m. to discuss more on the issue of retail sales taxes. She will be joined as a moderator by Barry Boardman, chief economist for the North Carolina General Assembly; Donald Bruce, Professor of Business at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville; and Cynthia Rogers, an economics professor at the University of Oklahoma.

Underwater? Increasing Risks for North Carolina’s Coastal Communities

$465 million. That is the estimated market value of real-estate lost between 2005 and 2016 in Florida’s Miami-Dade area. The cause? Rising sea-levels and the resulting tidal flooding and hurricane storm surge, according to a recent peer-reviewed study by Steven McAlpine and Jeremy Porter of Columbia University.

What to Wear for Sentencing

Does what a defendant wears to court impact his or her sentence?

School Faculty Member David Ammons Serves as Senior Scholar for International Young Scholars Workshop

In 2018, School of Government faculty member David Ammons was selected as one of seven senior scholars by the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA). These faculty members offered guidance to a select group of young international students at ASPA’s seventh International Young Scholars Workshop.

Criminal Monetary Obligations Bench Card Available

The School of Government has published a new resource on Monetary Obligations in North Carolina Criminal Cases.

Maureen Berner Writes Introductory Chapter in Book on Food Insecurity

In the introductory chapter of Food and Poverty: Food Insecurity and Food Sovereignty among America's Poor, Professor Maureen Berner alerts readers to the food insecurity crisis faced today by many Americans living in poverty.

Introduction to Local Government Finance, Fourth Edition

Finance is a cornerstone of local government operations, cutting across multiple departments within a unit and defining the duties of many local government officials and employees. This book provides an overview of budgeting and financial management laws applicable to local governments and public authorities in North Carolina.

This edition covers legislative changes through July 1, 2018. It replaces the second edition published in fall 2016.

Fiduciary Responsibilities for Local Elected Officials

Local elected officials are stewards of the public trust. They are responsible for guiding multi-million dollar county and municipal corporations that depend on numerous sources of revenues and that have multiple layers of policy and management responsibilities. Understanding their financial fiduciary responsibilities is one of their most important duties.

Know Yourself! Understanding Leadership Preferences through the MBTI

The ability to lead others begins with the ability to lead oneself. We all have preferences that influence the way we run meetings, make decisions, manage change, and handle conflict. This one-day workshop uses the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) to help you learn how you see the world and how your preferences are similar to or different from your coworkers.  You will come away with a better understanding of yourself that is far beyond the span of the four letters typically associated with the MBTI.