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UNC School of Government

How Government Works

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This seminar provides reporters with a greater understanding of the responsibilities of local government, including budgets, municipal annexation, contracting and conflicts of interest, land use regulation law, and public personnel law.

Topics - Local and State Government

  • General Structure and Authority
  • Procedures
  • Form of Government

Who should attend

  • Public Officials - Local and State Government Roles
  • Managers and Supervisors


Bob Joyce joined the School of Government (then the Institute of Government) in 1980. He previously practiced law with Chadbourne & Parke in New York and with Barber & Joyce in Pittsboro, NC. He is a past member of the executive committees of the Education Law Section of the North Carolin...