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Author: Adora Thayer

As I am approaching my last couple of weeks with the Town of Zebulon, I have been thinking back to what I have learned so far about management. How can one be an effective town, city, or county manager? What … Continued

Author: Heather Curry

Each week, the Forum publishes a newsletter called The Friday Report. The Friday Report provides a weekly update on education issues in the state by culling together news coverage on top education stories. Until this week, my role in The … Continued

Author: Lindsay Carter

Most of us are celebrating the close of one financial year and the start of a new one. Those of us in finance are trying to prepare both mentally and practically for audit season. It is an exciting time in … Continued

Author: Adora Thayer

Remember this episode of Parks and Recreation? ⇐ You’re gonna wanna click that. Well this week, a hurricane hit the Town of Zebulon. This fictional emergency management drill came courtesy of Wake County – in efforts to help Zebulon establish an official … Continued

Author: Ellis Johnson

Hello again! I’ve spent a considerable time over the last few weeks researching solar energy and now I’m going to share some of what I’ve learned. This discussion will focus on the ownership options available and how they affect financing … Continued

Author: Ashley Tucker

Last week, I had the privilege of attending the North Carolina City & County Management Association (NCCCMA) Summer Seminar in beautiful Asheville, NC. I know you all wish you were there, so allow me to share my experience! Thursday evening, … Continued

Author: Lindsay Carter

I missed most of the workweek last week for health care appointments and sickness. As much as I hate to break my commitment to show up to work each day, I was able to do so with no stress because … Continued

Author: Adora Thayer

Let’s talk about public-private partnerships, grants, and budgets. And while we have this conversation, let’s think about the natural state of bureaucracy and what that means for the vision of local government. I’ll round this out by the end of the blog … Continued

Author: Ellis Johnson

Hello readers! This week we’re going to talk about one of my favorite topics: Community. On Tuesday, I attended a department head meeting and afterward I spoke with Sybil and another woman–I’m going to call her CJ because it’s easier … Continued

Author: Heather Curry

This week, the legislature has given us education policy people a bit of a break. Not to say they weren’t passing education bills, but they were fewer in number and progressing in a generally predictable way. This freed up my … Continued

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