Essentials of Municipal Government

Essentials of Municipal Government - 2022 Election Cycle

HERE is the in-person agenda. Registration closes December 5.

Now that the campaign is over, the governing begins!  The School of Government and its Center for Public Leadership and Governance are pleased to offer the “Essentials of Municipal Government” for municipalities that have elections on the even-year election cycle and for any municipal officials who may have missed our previous offerings earlier this year.

In this two-day in-person training, participants will gain a clear understanding of municipal government authority and explore the many internal and external relationships involved in governing.  You will learn the core functions of your municipality and gain a clear understanding of your role as a member of the governing board. You will especially appreciate getting to know other elected municipal officials and learning from each other’s experiences.  

This engaging in-person course includes role-plays, small group discussions, peer-to-peer insights, and practical tips and tools for navigating the municipal governing environment.    

  • Kannapolis, NC
    December 12 - 13, 2022
    Milestone Building
    4855 Milestone Avenue
    Kannapolis, NC 28081
    View Cancellation Policy
    Course participants who cancel their registration on or before December 04, 2022 will receive a full refund. No refund will be made for cancellations on or after December 05, 2022, but you will receive a transferrable credit to be used within 12 months. Click here to view the School’s full cancellation and refund policy.
    View Hotel Information

    There is a block of hotel rooms at Hampton Inn & Inn Suites Concord Charlotte. The block rate is $119 and ends December 2. Click here to make your reservation online.

    Another way you can book your reservation is by calling the Hilton Reservations toll-free number at 1-800-HILTONS. Mention the UNC School of Government Group Block or the unique code UNC to receive your group rate.

    Hampton Inn & Suites Concord Charlotte
    9850 Weddington Road Extension
    Concord, NC 28027
    Registration and payment for this course grants access for a single attendee. In order to register a group of attendees, please register each person individually. If you have questions, please contact our registration office at or 919.966.4414.
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:

Lisa Sheffield

Program Manager, Management, Administration, and Leadership Group
James E. Holshouser Jr. Distinguished Professor of Public Administration and Government
Manager of Elected Official Programming, Center for Public Leadership and Governance