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Author: Ashley Tucker

It’s my last day with The City of Rocky Mount, and I have so much to reflect on. I got on this train expecting to learn, but I never could have imagined the wealth of experiences I’ve been privileged to have. … Continued

Author: Adora Thayer

Lots has happened since my last blog post. So let me fill you in. I attended a NC League of Municipalities meeting, spent countless hours in the Finance department, and learned all about stormwater, sewer, buildings, and streets from the … Continued

Author: Ashley Tucker

In a recent meeting, Rocky Mount’s City Manager, Mr. Charles Penny, stated that “the most innovative thing is not always the flashiest thing.” I find this to be very true. So often, I think that people equate innovation with cutting … Continued

Author: Ellis Johnson

The last two weeks have been a little chaotic in that things got pretty slow and then kicked into overdrive. Here’s a little of what I’ve been working on:   Budgeting and Finance Specific projects that I have been working on … Continued

Author: Adora Thayer

I spent most of my workdays this week in a Parks and Recreation department summer camp called “Into the Wild.” And if thirteen kids under the age of twelve high on summer vacation isn’t wild enough, imagine thirteen kids under the … Continued

Author: Ashley Tucker

Hello everyone! So, I’m 9 weeks in at the City of Rocky Mount! Can you believe it?  I feel like I just got here and there are only a few weeks left in my internship. Guess time flies when you’re having … Continued

Author: Ellis Johnson

This post is short as I have been really working to move projects along, but I had a great conversation with Mike Ciriello, Person County’s Planning Director and I wanted to share some of my thoughts and take-aways. Adora has already given … Continued

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

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