NCCCMA Summer Seminar
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.
|Executive Committee Meeting and Continental Breakfast||9:30 - 11:30 a.m.|
|Registration Desk Open||10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.|
|Golf Tournament - Country Club of the Crystal Coast||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.|
|Registration Desk Open||7:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.|
|Full Buffet Breakfast||7:30 - 8:15 a.m.|
|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.
|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
9:15 - 10:30 a.m.
|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
|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
|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.
|Reflection on My Year as President
John Connet, City Manager, City of Hendersonville
|1:15 - 1:30 p.m.|
|NCACC and NCLM Updates||1:45 - 3:00 p.m.|
|Afternoon on Your Own|
|Reception, sponsored by the Crystal Coast Tourism Authority||6:00 - 7:00 p.m.|
|Registration Desk Open||7:00 - 10:00a.m.|
|Full Buffet Breakfast and Business Meeting||7:30 - 9:15 a.m.|
|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|
Please contact NCACC Education Program Manager Matt Bigelow (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have questions regarding your registration.
Cancellation Policy: Any cancellations must be made by June 6 to receive a refund. All refunds are subject to a $40 administrative fee.