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