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UNC School of Government

Ethics Education for Local ABC Boards

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USD 150


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About the course

This online training is for all members of local Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) boards. Local ABC general managers, attorneys representing ABC Boards, and other local ABC staff may find it helpful to participate.

In 2010 the North Carolina General Assembly passed legislation that requires local ABC board members to receive 2 hours of ethics training within 12 months of each initial appointment and reappointment to the board. At the request of the ABC Commission, the School of Government is offering this online training as an easy way for local ABC board members to fulfill this legal requirement. All you need is a computer with internet access.

While this online training does satisfy the legal requirement for local ABC board members’ ethics training, this online training does not satisfy the following ethics training requirements:

Mandatory ethics training for elected members of city councils, county boards of commissioners, and local school boards. Mandatory ethics training for public servants covered under the State Government Ethics Act (G.S. Chapter 138A).

A note to boards:

Boards are advised to give public notice of a special meeting for ethics training sessions if a majority of the board might be in attendance. This is in keeping with the spirit of the ethics law and out of an abundance of caution concerning the legal requirements for board meetings under the open meetings act.

Topics - Local and State Government

  • General Structure and Authority
  • Ethics
  • Other Local Government Functions and Services
  • ABC Boards

Who should attend

Public Officials - Local and State Government Roles Appointed Board Members Attorneys

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Norma Houston

Norma Houston joined the School of Government in 2006. Prior to that, she served as chief of staff and general counsel to State Senate President Pro Tempore Marc Basnight. She has also worked for UNC President Erskine Bowles and served as Dare County attorney, assistant attorney general in the NC...


Frayda Bluestein

Frayda Bluestein joined the School of Government (then the Institute of Government) in 1991. From 2006 to 2017 she served as the School's associate dean for faculty development. Prior to joining the School, she worked in private law practice, focusing primarily on municipal and land use law, and ...


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