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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 with state House and Senate members representing communities across North...

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 to grow, largely through voluntary annexation that typically involves developers...

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 big deal. It is more than a billion dollars to...

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 convey his deep connections to well-being and human potential. Quick...

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 utilizing his go-getter mentality to move the community forward. The theme...

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 award-winning podcast Municipal Equation put a light on city-centric narratives...

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 you at home, but for our state as a whole....

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 future. It is this forward-looking aspect of the ARP that...

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 issues facing both our cities and our state. The League first...

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 a bore. At least as much as any legislative session...