Council of Governments
Creative Regional Solutions

September 10, 2020
News & Updates for the Mid-Carolina Region
Visit Our New Website
MCCOG Virtual Learning Series: The Show Must Go On
COVID-19 Caregiver & Grandparent/Kinship Assistance Program
Free Masks for Seniors
Visit Our New Website
Mid-Carolina has been taking steps to prepare for a comprehensive re-branding of the organization. As part of this process, we have developed a new, temporary website. The website address is www.midcarolinacog.org.

Click here to visit the new site.
MCCOG Virtual Learning Series: The Show Must Go On
Mid-Carolina Council of Governments, in partnership with East Carolina Council of Governments and WithersRavenel, is pleased to announce a series of free virtual training events for our local governments and regional partners, The Show Must Go On.

The COVID-19 pandemic has underscored the importance of crisis planning, operational efficiencies, cash flow modeling and, above all, agile thinking. Organizations not only need to adapt to the current upheaval, but also anticipate whatever world awaits on the other side. Public service operations must continue.

These free virtual training events, scheduled for each Wednesday from October 7 to November 4, aim to help public officials efficiently and effectively manage some of the toughest challenges and unfunded mandates that lie ahead for local government leaders and public servants.

Mark your calendars for the following dates. You may attend one session or all five. Registration information is coming soon.

160D, what does it mean to me?
Wednesday, October 7
The clock is ticking to revise existing land-use ordinances to comply with NC rules and better unify your development regulations. Learn more about Chapter 160D, when the deadlines are, and how it affects your community.
Presented by Brendie Vega, AICP, and Daniel Rauh, AICP

Risk and Resiliency Planning 101
Wednesday, October 14
Get ahead and be proactive by planning for wet-weather events through CCTV data and modeling. Also, learn how to meet state and federal mandates for AWIA, EPA Risk Assessments, Emergency Response Plans, and ADA Transition Planning.
Presented by Ken Orie, PE, and Keith Pugh, PE

The Benefits of Using Trenchless Technologies
Wednesday, October 21
Disruptions to traffic, business, communities - water and wastewater system work can be rough on cities and towns. But trenchless technology makes replacement and rehabilitation work much less painful. Hear from the engineers who revolutionized the City of Greensboro’s program.
Presented by Kevin Eason, PE, and Robbie Bald, PE

Embracing Proactive Infrastructure Planning
Wednesday, October 28
Is your infrastructure dying a slow death? How Asset Management Planning, Prediction Modeling, Capital Improvement Plans and Rate Setting can help your community in the present while properly preparing for the future.
Presented by Eddie Staley, GISP, and Seth Robertson, PE

COVID Got Your Finances Down?
Wednesday, November 4
Are you looking for creative ways to keep capital projects and initiatives moving? We’ll share ideas on grants and loans, financial analysis and modeling, rate adequacy and setting, and business analytics and proactive planning.
Presented by Seth Robertson, PE, and Melissa Cardinal
COVID-19 Caregiver & Grandparent/Kinship Assistance Program
The Mid-Carolina Area Agency on Aging Caregiver and Grandparents Raising Grandkids/Kinship Assistance Program can help families with the greatest social and economic needs in Cumberland, Harnett, and Sampson Counties who have experienced financial hardships due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The program can provide limited assistance to qualifying households to help pay for respite care and supplemental services. Please contact Barbara A. White, Regional Family Caregiver Support Specialist for more information. Barbara may be reached by phone at 919-323-4191 ext. 28 or by email at [email protected].
Free Masks for Seniors
To assist in keeping our community, our seniors, and our caregivers safe from COVID-19, Mid-Carolina Area Agency on Aging in partnership with NC Family Caregiver Support Program is holding a Drive-Thru Free Mask Giveaway.

The giveaway is scheduled for Saturday, September 19 from 10am to 12noon and will be held at RDL Therapeutic & Senior Adult Day Center, 6007 Morganton Road, Fayetteville, NC 28314.
Share Your Good News
If you have news, events, announcements or other items you would like included in an upcoming FYI, please email Justin Hembree, MCCOG Executive Director.

Please let us know if you have questions, need additional details about the information we have shared or if there is a way the Council can be of service.
Mid-Carolina Council of Governments
Mid-Carolina Council of Governments is a multi-county, planning, development, and human services organization. We reach across county and municipal borders to provide technical assistance to our local governments and to administer programs that benefit our region’s citizens.

Our mission is to provide creative regional solutions to relevant and emerging issues in Cumberland, Harnett, and Sampson Counites while providing a standard of excellence in the delivery of federal, state, and regional services for our local governments and the people they serve.