NCCCMA Summer Seminar

Atlantic Beach
The 2018 NCCCMA Summar Seminar will be held June 21-23 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Atlantic Beach.

To reserve a room:
Follow this link and use group code CCM or call (252) 240-1155 and choose group sales. Book by May 22 for special conference rates.

Conference registration is now open. Click here to register. Sign up by June 13 to save $50!

Be sure to download the NCCCMA app on your iOS/Android devices for seminar information and updates!

As of April 11, there are very few rooms remaining at the DoubleTree. If you're unable to make a reservation, consider these nearby options:

Hampton Inn and Suites Atlantic Beach is located 1/4 mile from DoubleTree. There are a small number of rooms available at a discounted rate. Call (252) 247-5118 and ask for NCCCMA room block. 

Windjammer Inn is next door to DoubleTree. Follow the link or call (252) 247-7123 to reserve a room.

Thursday, June 21

Agenda Time & Location
Executive Committee Meeting and Continental Breakfast 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Cape Lookout / Cape Fear
Registration Desk Open 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Golf Tournament - Beaufort Club, 300 Links Drive, Beaufort Registration begins 10:00 a.m.
Shotgun start at noon
Opening Networking Get-Together
Hosted by the Sustaining Membership Committee, which works to develop and implement
strategies to increase and sustain the membership of the Association and ICMA.

Featuring Jolly Mon Jams ~ steel drummer Bill Willetts

6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Pool deck/patio

Friday, June 22

Agenda    Time
Registration Desk Open 7:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Full Buffet Breakfast 7:30 - 8:15 a.m.
Atlantic / Hatteras / Pamlico
General Session: Retrospect: What We Learned Before, During, and After
Tom Lundy, retired County Manager, Catawba County
Charles Penny, retired City Manager, City of Rocky Mount

You are encouraged to bring your spouse or significant other to this session!

8:15 - 9:00 a.m.
Atlantic / Hatteras / Pamlico
Break 9:00 - 9:15 a.m.
General Session: How to Build a Strong Partnership with Your Economic Development
This session is being organized through a joint effort with the North Carolina Economic
Development Association (NCEDA). Three seasoned economic development professionals 
will discuss how City/County Managers and Economic Developers can work together to 
foster economic development in their communities. NCEDA believes that it is important 
for local economic developers and managers to understand the importance of developing a strong 

Moderator: Rick Hester, County Manager, Johnston County
Panelists: Chuck Abernathy, Executive Director, McDowell Economic Development Association;
Don Kirkman, Economic Development Director, Carteret County;
Dr. Pat Mitchell, Assistant Professor of Public Administration, Appalachian State University

PPT Slides: Kirkman | Mitchell | Abernathy

9:15 - 10:30 a.m.
Atlantic / Hatteras / Pamlico
Break 10:30 - 10:45 a.m.
Threats and Disaster Management in Coastal Communities
Now is the time to evaluate and develop a plan for the potential threats and disasters facing 
your community. Panelists will discuss the vulnerabilities commonly shared across North Carolina 
and the unique challenges facing coastal communities, and will examine planning, communications,
responses, resources, trends lessons learned from direct experiences.

Facilitator: David Cotton, County Manager, Onslow County
Presenter: Norman Bryson, Emergency Services Director, Onslow County
Panelists: Tommy Burns, County Manager, and Jen Sawyer, Emergency Management Coordinator, 
Carteret County; Sheri Slater, Assistant County Manager, Consolidated Human Services, and Ben Warren, 
Assistant County Manager, Onslow County

10:45 a.m. - noon
(Concurrent Session)
Cape Fear / Cape Lookout
Strategic Plan Implementation: No Dust Allowed
This session will delve into key strategies that ensure your strategic plan doesn't become
another addition to your dusty bookshelf. Learn how to go from setting vision to accomplishing
initiatives that lead to goal achievement. And learn how the City of Durham has prioritized
implementation since the creation of its first Strategic Plan in 2011. We will also share examples
from communities of a variety of sizes.

Speaker: Josh Edwards, Assistant Budget Director of Strategy & Performance, 
Innovation Team Director, City of Durham

10:45 a.m. - noon
(Concurrent Session)
Sandcastles Clubhouse
Luncheon and General Session: Time to Yield What Is Impossible to Keep
Entertaining and insightful political consultant John Davis connects all major state, 
national, and international political developments, trends and advantages to forecast the
likely winners of 2018 state and federal elections.

Speaker: John Davis

Noon - 1:15 p.m.
Atlantic / Hatteras / Pamlico
Reflection on My Year as President
John Connet, City Manager, City of Hendersonville
1:15 - 1:30 p.m.
Atlantic / Hatteras / Pamlico

NCACC and NCLM Updates

1:45 - 3:00 p.m.
NCACC: Sandcastles Clubhouse
NCLM: Cape Fear / Cape Lookout
Afternoon on Your Own    
Reception, sponsored by the Crystal Coast Tourism Authority 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Pool deck/patio

Saturday, June 23

Agenda Time
Registration Desk Open 7:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Full Buffet Breakfast and Business Meeting 7:30 - 9:15 a.m.
Atlantic / Hatteras / Pamlico
Break 9:15 - 9:30 a.m.
General Session: Leadership Lessons from the Founders
The Founders were keenly aware in 1776 that no republic of any scale had ever lasted. 
Today, the United States stands as the most enduring and successful republic in history and 
representative government is the most dominant form of government in the world. 

The Founders bent the arch of history by diagnosing popular government’s chief challenge more clearly 
than any previous generation and then devising a bold new solution to it. Republics usually failed, they 
concluded, because of partisan contention. To save the United States from the same fate, they separated 
powers more than any previous republic. Only solutions that attracted broad support should make it through
the gauntlet. Solutions that could only attract narrow partisan support should be blocked.

Recent research reveals that Congress is now the most polarized in history. 
At a time when it’s needed more than ever, Keith Allred will discuss lessons from the Founders and modern 
social science research on how leaders can deliver the broadly supported solutions that the Constitution requires.

Speaker: Keith Allred

9:30 a.m. - noon
Atlantic / Hatteras / Pamlico

Please contact NCACC Education Program Manager Matt Bigelow ( if you have questions regarding your registration.

Cancellation Policy: Any cancellations must be made by June 13 to receive a refund. All refunds are subject to a $40 administrative fee.