Capital Budgeting & Infrastructure for Elected Officials

  • Chapel Hill, NC

One of your jobs as an elected leader is to look ahead and plan for the needs of your city and county. Planning for and financing things like schools, parks, green ways, public safety needs and water/sewer is a major responsibility.

This workshop will help you understand your leadership role in the capital budgeting process, translate complex financial terms into plain language, and provide you with the right questions to ask your manager and finance staff. The course will also help you see the value in strategic planning, consensus-building, and goal setting. 

Please join us for an active and engaging workshop combining classroom learning with a tour of completed projects.  

The course is taught by Renee Paschal, the county manager of Chatham County, NC, appointed in November 2015. She has over 28 years of experience in state and local government in North Carolina with 24 of those years in Chatham County. She is an active member of the NC City and County Management Association and is currently serving as the organization’s second vice president. She graduated from the Public Executive Leadership Academy (PELA) in 2005. She earned her Masters in Public Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Paschal developed Chatham County’s first capital improvement plan in 1996 as well as the Chatham Leadership Academy, which won a Ketner Award in 2002 for productivity.




  • Chapel Hill, NC
    November 15
    UNC, School of Government
    400 South Road
    Knapp-Sanders Building
    Chapel Hill, NC 27514
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:

Julie Truluck

Program Manager