2022 Town & State Dinner a Memorable Success

A Photo Gallery of the League’s 4th Annual Town & State Dinner Hundreds of mayors, city council members, appointed staffers, and other municipal officials gathered...

Keeping the Pace with the Urban Footprint

It has been roughly a decade since the North Carolina General Assembly ended involuntary annexation in the state. In the years since, cities have continued...

NCLM Takes American Rescue Plan Expert Tour on the Road

The traveling one-stop ARP shop makes four stops this fall, working its way west to east across North Carolina. The American Rescue Plan is a...

Faith Leader: Rep. Amos Quick Preaches Hope for Communities’ Futures

The League’s Quarterly Legislator Q&A Meeting State Rep. Amos Quick at his vocational office was enough on its own, without a word yet spoken, to...

Council Member Owen Thomas Gets Involved

If there’s a leadership position available, Owen Thomas is likely to step in. Now, as a local leader for the City of Lumberton, he’s...

Municipal Equation Is on the Air

NCLM’s podcast is back in 2022, covering some of the most interesting and important topics around the League and around the state. Pre-pandemic, the League’s...

Taking the Field: State and Local Partnerships Propel North Carolina Forward

Throughout this issue, you’ll see a consistent theme: local officials and state legislators working together. It’s a partnership that breeds success, not just for...

ARP Corner: The American Rescue Plan in Action

The American Rescue Plan offers a generational opportunity for our municipalities, not just to recover from the pandemic, but to thrive well into the...

League Update: Congressional Luncheons Bring Together Local Leaders and Federal Lawmakers

In the spring of 2022, NCLM hosted two Congressional Luncheons, bringing together our local leaders with our federal lawmakers to discuss the most pressing...

Legislative Update: A Less Than Dramatic Legislative Session

After the 2021 legislative session that saw cities and towns reap tremendous infrastructure and other funding, this year’s follow-up was, well, a bit of...

Speaking Out: We Have More Work to Do

The General Assembly in 2021 recorded the longest session on record, but what a fruitful time for our state. Huge amounts of money were...

Together Again: CityVision 2022 a Major Success in Wilmington

It was a kind of leadership homecoming. CityVision 2022, the annual conference of the N.C. League of Municipalities, saw hundreds of elected and appointed...

Telling the Story of ARPA

You’re making transformational investments in your hometown. Let’s hear about it. Over the past several months, many state and local leaders have pointed out how...

The American Rescue Plan in Action

The American Rescue Plan offers a generational opportunity for our municipalities, not just to recover from the pandemic, but to thrive well into the...

Morrisville Councilman Satish Garimella is On Call

Dedicating many hours of every day to the community and at-the-ready to help even the smallest of issues, Satish Garimella is the right person...

Q&A with Senator Michael Lee

Senator Michael Lee represents the Wilmington area and nearby beach towns, giving him a mix of mainland and coastal issues to discuss in the...

Speaking Out: Coming Through Adversity and Moving Ahead

As the new President of the North Carolina League of Municipalities, it is truly an honor to work with and represent you. If there...

Taking the Field: An Expansive ARP Service Line

The North Carolina League of Municipalities is a one-stop shop for its members. In practice, this means that we are whatever you—our cities and...

Sen. Lazzara, Rep. Bell are NCLM’s 2022 Community Champions

Honor recognizes legislators’ work representing the needs of cities and towns. Sen. Michael Lazzara and Rep. John Bell have been named this year’s Community Champions...

NCLM Members Select New Officers, Board Members

Kings Mountain Mayor Scott Neisler to lead NCLM over next year Strong organizations require strong leadership, and the most recent elections of officers and board...