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Acceptance into this program requires a minimum of five years supervisory experience.

Step 1:  To apply for the PELA Class of 2021, please click HERE.

Step 2:  A “Letter of Support” from your manager or supervisor must accompany your online application.

Attendance Policy:  Once accepted, participants are expected to attend all sessions and events, including evening events.

Application Deadline:  Application deadline submission must be received by June 15, 2021.

Course Page:  Click here to visit the course page for additional information.


Scholarship Information:  Scholarships are available through NCCCMA and LGFCU.

North Carolina City and County Management Association members will receive a $500 tuition discount. A limited number of partial scholarships are available through the NCCCMA. The contact is Jeff Repp, NCCCMA professional development chair, Click here to for the NCCCMA Scholarship Application.

The Local Government Federal Credit Union scholarship deadlines are March 1 and June 1. Click here for the LGFCU application. 

Participants will pay their own travel expenses.



Carl Stenberg, director,

Lisa Sheffield, program manager,