Events

Jan 2022

Date/Time Event
Mon 24
January 24, 2022 | 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Strategies to Address the Opioid Epidemic: Evidence-Based Addiction Treatment, Part I

NCACC, NC Department of Justice and NC DHHS are partnering on a semimonthly webinar series that will provide information and resources on evidence-based, high-impact strategies that local governments may pursue to address the opioid epidemic utilizing funds from the national litigation settlement.

This session will introduce evidence-based addiction treatment, provide an overview of how and why it works, and tackle some myths and misconceptions.

Click here to access the archived recording of the kickoff webinar held Jan. 10.

Tue 25
January 25, 2022 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am

ARPA in Appalachia: Getting Down to the Basics of the ARPA Fiscal Recovery Fund (APRA 101, Part I)

The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), enacted in March 2021, makes unprecedented funding available to combat the devastating health and economic impacts of COVID-19. The Appalachian Regional Commission(ARC) research department’s preliminary analysis shows that Appalachian counties will receive approximately $5.3B in Local Fiscal Recovery Fund allocations. How can local governments, and the local development districts (LDDs) that support them, make the most impactful use of this funding? This training series will build capacity in local governments to take advantage of this large amount of funding and support their communities. With support from the Appalachian Regional Commission and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Center for Regional Economic Competitiveness is partnering with the National Association of Counties and EntreWorks Consulting to deliver a series of training sessions in 2022 to share key requirements, best practices, and successful case studies related to ARPA’s Local Fiscal Recovery Fund. This training is reserved solely for local government officials and staff and local development districts in the ARC region. Private businesses and other nonprofit entities are not eligible to attend.

Thu 27
January 27, 2022 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am

ARPA in Appalachia: Nuances, Compliance Considerations, and Eligible Use Focus (APRA 101, Part II)

The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), enacted in March 2021, makes unprecedented funding available to combat the devastating health and economic impacts of COVID-19. The Appalachian Regional Commission(ARC) research department’s preliminary analysis shows that Appalachian counties will receive approximately $5.3B in Local Fiscal Recovery Fund allocations. How can local governments, and the local development districts (LDDs) that support them, make the most impactful use of this funding? This training series will build capacity in local governments to take advantage of this large amount of funding and support their communities. With support from the Appalachian Regional Commission and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Center for Regional Economic Competitiveness is partnering with the National Association of Counties and EntreWorks Consulting to deliver a series of training sessions in 2022 to share key requirements, best practices, and successful case studies related to ARPA’s Local Fiscal Recovery Fund. This training is reserved solely for local government officials and staff and local development districts in the ARC region. Private businesses and other nonprofit entities are not eligible to attend.

Thu 27
January 27, 2022 | 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Leading Your County Governing Board: An Orientation for County Board Chairs

Raleigh Marriott City Center Raleigh

Leading Your County Governing Board: An Orientation for County Board Chairs provides an overview on the legal responsibilities and duties for chairs and vice chairs, how to run a meeting, and tips for building and maintaining effective relationships. While this program is designed for board chairs and vice chairs, all commissioners can benefit from the training. County managers, clerks to the board, and county attorneys are also encouraged to attend with their board chairs.

Mon 31
January 31, 2022 | 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Strategies to Address the Opioid Epidemic: Evidence-Based Addiction Treatment, Part II

NCACC, NC Department of Justice and NC DHHS are partnering on a semimonthly webinar series that will provide information and resources on evidence-based, high-impact strategies that local governments may pursue to address the opioid epidemic utilizing funds from the national litigation settlement.

This session will introduce county health departments and jails that are already fighting the epidemic with evidence-based treatment.

Click here to access the archived recording of the kickoff webinar held Jan. 10.

Feb 2022

Date/Time Event
Sat 12
February 12, 2022 - February 16, 2022 | All Day

National Association of Counties Legislative Conference

Washington Hilton Washington

The National Association of Counties (NACo) Legislative Conference brings together nearly 2,000 elected and appointed county officials to focus on federal policy issues that impact counties. Attendees have the opportunity to engage in policy sessions, interact with federal officials and participate in congressional briefings and meetings.

Fri 18
February 18, 2022 | 10:00 am - 11:15 am

Top 10 Primer on Capital Budgeting for Local Elected Officials

This seminar introduces elected officials to the rationale, scope, policy, and process of capital budgeting in local government, including the role of the capital improvement program. It then provides an overview of how local governments pay for capital assets through pay-as-you-go and debt financing before concluding with the relationship between capital budgeting and economic development.

Fri 25
February 25, 2022 | 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Evaluating Manager and Board Performance

Local elected boards and their county and municipal managers work interdependently to lead and govern their communities. To be successful, both parties must have a common understanding of their roles and responsibilities, be clear in defining expectations, and know how they will be held accountable. Regular, constructive feedback is important to meeting community expectations and assuring that both the elected and appointed officials are working towards common goals. Participants who complete this program will learn how to develop a successful board self-assessment and manager evaluation process, customize an evaluation process that works for their jurisdiction, and how to avoid common pitfalls.

Mar 2022

Date/Time Event
Thu 3
March 3, 2022 | 12:00 am

NCACC Risk Management Pools Board of Trustees Meeting

Wed 16
March 16, 2022 | 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

Working Better Together: Governing Guidance

Working well together takes effort, intentionality, and practice because differences of opinion and priorities are built into our political system. Effective governing boards learn how to welcome diverse convictions, respect what each member brings to the discussions, and embrace constructive dissent. Effective boards develop a culture of credibility, of openness and honesty, of inviting different points of view. The class will focus on dimensions of performing productively as part of a diverse group of public officials.

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