2017 Legislative Goals Conference and Training Sessions

Two concurrent training courses on Wednesday, January 11, will be held in conjunction with the two-day Legislative Goals Conference on Thursday and Friday, the 12th and 13th. All sessions will take place at the Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley. Please note that Wednesday’s sessions run concurrently, and have separate registrations from the conference. See the descriptions below for more information on each event, the venue, and registration.

Click here to view a schedule of events for the conference. A more detailed agenda will be available soon. Check out visitRaleigh’s Conference Visitors Guide to help you make the most of your time in Raleigh.

 

NCACC Legislative Goals Conference
Thursday & Friday, January 12-13
Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley | Click Here to Make Hotel Reservations 
Registration fee: $99 ($125 after Jan. 3) | Click Here to Register

The Association’s two-day Legislative Goals Conference represents the culmination of a thorough, deliberate and inclusive process to set our legislative agenda for the 2017-18 Legislative Biennium. Each county is provided the opportunity to send a voting delegate, and many others attend this extremely important event for the Association. The Legislative Goals Handbook provides a complete overview on how the NCACC’s legislative agenda is developed.

A main objective of the conference is to learn why our counties’ legislative proposals matter and then agree upon those that impact all 100 counties. The education that results from the deliberation and debate represents the beginning of the Association’s legislative work.

Check-in begins at 8 a.m. on January 12. Goals adoption will take place after lunch on January 12 and continue the morning of January 13. Light breakfast items are included for both days; Thursday includes lunch and a light networking social in the evening. Click here to view the full conference agenda.

By attending, county commissioners receive 6 credits in the “NCACC-sponsored programs and service” category toward recognition for their commitment to lifelong learning through the Local Elected Leaders Academy (LELA) Recognition Program, a partnership between the NC Association of County Commissioners, UNC School of Government and NC League of Municipalities. For more information, visit www.ncacc.org/LELA.

 

Leading Your County Governing Board: An Orientation for New Board Chairs
Wednesday, January 11 | 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley | Click Here to Make Hotel Reservations
Registration fee: $95 | Click Here to Register
Agenda

Each January, the Association hosts Leading Your County Governing Board: An Orientation for New Board Chairs. This one-day training provides an overview on setting expectations for civil discourse, the legal responsibilities and duties for chairs and vice chairs, a procedural overview on how to run a meeting, tips for building and maintaining effective relationships with all board members, and advice on best practices for media relations.

While this program is designed for board chairs and vice chairs, all commissioners will benefit from the training. County managers, clerks to the board, and county attorneys are also invited to register.

A detailed agenda is available here. Check-in will begin at 8:30 a.m. Morning beverages, lunch and an afternoon break are included.

Instructors: NCACC staff and veteran board chairs

By attending, county commissioners receive 6 credits in the “Workshops and Programs” category toward recognition for their commitment to lifelong learning through the Local Elected Leaders Academy (LELA) Recognition Program, a partnership between the NC Association of County Commissioners, UNC School of Government and NC League of Municipalities. For more information, visit www.ncacc.org/LELA.

 

Budgeting for County Commissioners
Wednesday, January 11 | Lunch at noon, Training 1:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley | Click Here to Make Hotel Reservations
Registration fee: $65 | Click Here to Register
Registrants are invited to lunch beginning at noon. The training session will begin at 1:00.

The adoption of the annual budget is one of the most important activities undertaken by a Board of Commissioners. The budget serves as the board’s primary opportunity to establish priorities and as a tool for planning services and programs, and properly managing finances. This half-day course is designed to go beyond the strategic aspects and delve into the areas that are often confusing for elected officials, such as availability of fund balance, revenue-neutral tax rates, statutory limitations on available reserve funds and contingencies, the role of capital reserve funds, and the other important aspects of the overall budgetary process.

Click here to view presentation materials (PDF).

Instructor: Gregory S. Allison, UNC School of Government

By attending, county commissioners receive 3 credits in the “Workshops and Programs” category toward recognition for their commitment to lifelong learning through the Local Elected Leaders Academy (LELA) Recognition Program, a partnership between the NC Association of County Commissioners, UNC School of Government and NC League of Municipalities. For more information, visit www.ncacc.org/LELA.

 

Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley

The Association has secured a block of rooms for attendees. The special group rate of $132 plus tax will only be available until January 3, so reserve your room today! For a list of nearby restaurants, attractions and more, check out visitRaleigh’s Conference Visitors Guide, courtesy of the Greater Raleigh CVB.

 

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