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Local Government Fundamentals Course offered virtually February 2022

The School of Government is offering its Local Government Fundamentals course online through Zoom this February 22 - 24, 2022 from 9 a.m. through 1 p.m. each day! The course focuses on fundamental aspects of local government and is intended for municipal and county employees who are new to local government or who have few opportunities for continuing education.
Participants will acquire a basic knowledge of core subjects, including the legal structure of municipalities and counties, the general ordinance-making and enforcement powers of municipalities and counties, the budgeting process, public employment law, zoning regulation, local government contracting, and conflicts of interest.
The course will meet for three consecutive mornings. The instructors for this course will be SOG faculty members Bob Joyce, Rebecca Badgett, Greg Allison, Connor Crews, Kristina Wilson, Diane Juffras and Jim Joyce.
[Note this course counts as an elective course toward initial NCTCA certification requirements and will offer 12 hours of CE credit for those already certified.]
The registration fee is $185. Details and registration may be found here:
For questions about registration, contact Sarah Cline at For questions about course content, contact Diane Juffras at