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May 05

Upcoming Events

Posted on May 5, 2017 at 12:57 PM by Paige Worsham

Upcoming Training Opportunity

Occasionally the Association offers workshops to help local elected leaders better understand their roles and responsibilities. We will be offering one such workshop on the financial fiduciary responsibilities of elected officials on June 14, 2017. If you or your elected leaders are interested, please register through the link below. The workshop will be held from 9-12 at the Moore County Agricultural Center in Carthage.

Summary: This workshop will focus on the financial fiduciary responsibilities that elected officials have regarding the annual audit, the oversight of fund balance, and reporting requirements of the Local Government Commission. Specifically, there will be a focus on two of the most frequently challenging topics: what an audit is (and, more importantly, what it is not) and the limitations and flexibility that a governing board has regarding the use of fund balance. Instruction will include real-life examples of internal control challenges and how board involvement can help overcome those challenges. Attendees will also learn about the types of questions that elected officials should ask of their staff and their independent auditors, and what various correspondences from the Local Government Commission actually mean. Attendees will receive 3 credits in the “Workshops and Programs” category toward Local Elected Leaders Academy (LELA) recognition.

We hope you will consider joining this important training!


                    Medicaid Reform Listening Tour

The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services is seeking additional input on Medicaid Reform.

Specific topics of interest:

  • Integrated Care
  • Preventative Care
  • Transitioning to managed care
  • Community health
  • Increase access to help substance abuse disorders
Input will be used by DHHS to consider whether modifications are needed to the Section 1115 waiver application submitted to CMS on June 1, 2016.

Sessions will be held at four locations across the state during May 2017:
  • May 1: 5:30 - 7:30pm, Greensboro -- Guilford County DHHS Building, 1203 Maple St., Rms. 122 & 123
  • May 10: 3 - 5pm, Greenville -- Greenville Convention Center, 303 Greenville Blvd. Emerald Ballroom
  • May 12: 2 - 4pm, Asheville -- Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College, 340 Victoria Rd, Ferguson Auditorium
  • May 16: 6 - 8pm, Raleigh – McKimmon Conference & Training Center, 1101 Gorman St.
Written comments can be sent by email to For additional information: