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WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

  • New and veteran municipal and county managers who want to strengthen their leadership and collaboration skills
  • Assistant managers and key department heads—our next generation of leaders
  • Acceptance into this program requires a. minimum of 7 years’ experience in local government management with at least 5 years supervisory experience as a city or county manager, assistant manager, or department director.

WHEN AND WHERE?

A select group of up to 25 participants will be admitted to PELA. The academy dates are July 11-15 and August 8-12, 2022 in person at the School of Government.

WHAT WILL IT COST?

The course fee for 2022 is $4500 (includes hotel and most meals) and may be paid over two fiscal years. Members of the North Carolina City and County Management Association (NCCCMA) will receive a $500 tuition discount. Tuition includes housing and most meals; however, participants are responsible for their own travel expenses.

Scholarships are available through the North Carolina City County Management Association and the Local Government Federal Credit Union.

A limited number of partial scholarships are available through the NCCCMA. The contact is Jeff Repp, ICMA-CM, City Manager, City of Boiling Spring Lake at jrepp@stjames.town. Click here to fill out the NCCCMA Scholarship Application, due by May 1, 2022.

The Local Government Federal Credit Union is due by March 1 and June 1. Click here for the LGFCU scholarship application.

HOW TO APPLY

Select “How to Apply” from the menu in the top right section of the page.

Application deadline for the Class of 2022 has been extended and must be received by May 15, 2022.

ICMA CREDENTIALING

Each hour of participation in PELA counts toward the ICMA Voluntary Credentialing Program and will satisfy the 40 hours of professional development required annually for ICMA credentialed managers. Continuing Education units (CEUs) also are available at an additional cost.

PROGRAM SCHEDULE

Click here for additional course information.

Public Officials – Local and State Government Roles