UNC School of Government

The UNC School of Government was created with a commitment to better serve the people and communities around us by supporting the public officials who lead them. As the nation’s largest university-based local government training, advisory and research organization, we serve more than 12,000 public officials each year—adding an unprecedented value to the state of North Carolina and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Driven by Carolina’s public mission, we inform and assist all levels of local government with nonpartisan and policy-neutral expertise to help elected officials and civil servants govern in the best interest of their communities.

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Investing in North Carolina, Leading for Results

The Local Government Federal Credit Union (LGFCU) generously sponsors a training program for emerging leaders in N.C. communities. Hear Dean Mike Smith and LGFCU CEO Maurice R. Smith reflect on why an investment in a tuition-free leadership program is really an investment in the state.

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New funding for statewide youth employment program

Blue Cross NC award fuels Carolina Across 100’s “Our State, Our Work” program.

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Cultivating Community Leaders

A one-year grant from the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation supports Lead for North Carolina’s work in local governments.

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“Together, we’re going to do great things for North Carolina”

Local Government Federal Credit Union is continuing its support of the UNC School of Government with $12.7 million pledge.

SECU Foundation and LFNC members hold the $1 million check

Investing in Local Leadership

SECU Foundation Helps UNC School of Government Fund LFNC Fellowships.

Anita Brown-Graham poses outside on UNC-Chapel Hill's campus.

Preparing the Workforce for Economic Recovery

The ncIMPACT Initiative is partnering with myFutureNC to better align North Carolina's education system with the needs of the economy.

downtown Kinston with American flag

Giving Local Governments A Boost

New initiative builds professional skills for future leaders of local governments