2015 Annual Conference Presentations

(All links are to PDF files unless otherwise noted)

Thursday, Aug. 20
Pre-Conference Seminar
'Real Colors' with Dan Clark

Workshop Block I
Preparing North Carolina to Respond to the Avian Flu Crisis
Improving Civic Health: What County Officials Can Do to Encourage Community Engagement (Brookshire PPT)
Mental Health Crisis Intervention and Prevention: State Efforts and Local Models (Farrow PPT)

Friday, Aug. 21
Workshop Block II
Lessons from Losses: What Commissioners Should Know
Urbanization and Migration in North Carolina: Practical Applications for Demographic Data (Tippett PPT | Handout)

County Managers' Luncheon
Topics of interest for Center for County Research

Workshop Block III
Mental Health Service Gaps: Where Are They and How Do We Close Them? (Wainwright PPT)
Needs/Gaps Executive Summaries: Alliance | Cardinal | CenterPoint | CoastalCare | EastPointe | ECBH | Partners | Sandhills | Smoky Mountains (all are Word documents)
N.C. History Lesson, Part I: The Effect of Indian Wars and Indian Removals of 1585-1835
Approaches to Economic Development (Hill PPT)

Workshop Block IV
NC History Lesson, Part II: North Carolina’s 'Peoples of Color,' 1835-1954
Models for Local Infrastructure Financing (Romocki PPT)
Innovations and Best Practices in Regional Collaboration

Saturday, Aug. 22
Conference-Wide Youth Involvement Breakfast
Pitt County anti-bullying PSAs (offsite link to YouTube)

Workshop Block V
‘Aye’ for Answers! The 411 on Election Law Changes and Preparing for 2016 (Fitzgerald PPT)
‘Stepping Up’ to Reduce the Number of Mentally Ill in Jails: (Walsh PPT) (Sullivan PPT)
The A-F of School Accountability Grades: (Howard PPT) (Ready Brief | Accountability Brief | Goals and Activities)

Business Session
NACo Annual Report video (offsite link to YouTube)