Local Government


Gary Rosche: From Jeopardy Contestant to Public Service

MPA@UNC student Gary Rosche has been a contestant on Jeopardy!, and he has taught English at a university in Spain and Spanish at a college in North Carolina. These experiences make him an interesting and well-rounded person, but it’s his commitment to public service and his desire to serve in a leadership position in local government that brought him to MPA@UNC...

8 Game-Changing Organizations in the African American Community

In honor of Black History Month, we’re shining a spotlight on eight organizations led by young African American professionals who are making incredible strides. These organizations run the gamut from philanthropy, technology, and education to social justice, politics, and law, with each one leaving a distinctive mark on the African American community...

Toni Griffin: A New Vision for Rebuilding Detroit

Chicago, Newark, and Detroit are all cities in crisis that architect and urban planner Toni Griffin has been asked to help. In this TED Talk, she describes her role in formulating the Detroit Future City (DFC) strategic framework and highlights the work of urban planners. Although they don’t have the power to save cities, urban planners can play an important role in determining their future...

2013 Public Administration Conference: Day Two

From economic development and public policy to public health and disaster response efforts, the Public Administration Conference is an exciting and dynamic opportunity to explore innovative approaches and powerful ideas designed to address some of our nation’s most pressing issues...

UNC School of Government Faculty Member Gives Emergency Management Workshop at NCLM Conference

On Sunday, October 13th, UNC School of Government faculty member Norma Houston presented at the 2013 North Carolina League of Municipalities Annual (NCLM) Conference in Hickory, North Carolina. A nonpartisan association of state municipalities, NCLM strives to enhance the quality of life in municipalities through excellent municipal governance...

A Citizen’s Guide to Open Government, E-Government, and Government 2.0

Engaged citizens want clear, credible information from the government about how it’s carrying on its business. They don’t want to thumb through thousands of files or wait month after month or go through the rigors of filing claims through FOIA (Freedom of Information Act). They want government information, services, and communication to be forthcoming and swift...