Leading Your County Governing Board will be held on Wednesday, January 9, in conjunction with the two-day Legislative Goals Conference on Thursday and Friday, the 10th and 11th. All sessions will take place at the Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley. Please note that Wednesday’s session has a separate registration from the conference. See the descriptions below for more information on each event, the venue, and registration.
Hotel rooms are available in the NCACC block for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights. To reserve at the group block rate of $159 plus tax, dial 800-MARRIOTT and specify group “NCACC 2019 Legislative Goals Conference”.
Leading Your County Governing Board: An Orientation for New Board Chairs
Wednesday, January 9 | 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley
Registration fee: $95 | Click Here to Register
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 will be posted once it has been finalized. 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.
NCACC Legislative Goals Conference
Thursday & Friday, January 10-11
Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley
Tentative agenda (PDF) | More information
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 2019-20 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 10. Goals adoption will begin on January 10 and continue the morning of January 11. Light breakfast items are included for both days; Thursday includes lunch and a light networking social in the evening. A full conference agenda will be added to this page when it has been finalized.
County commissioners who attend the conference 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.