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HELPING COMMUNITIES 

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UPCOMING WEBINARS

Leverage NC offers a  variety of carefully crafted free webinars to our NC communities.  Make sure to check back often for new opportunities.

 

Live Webinars:  Require Prior Registration

Prerecorded Webinars:  Do Not Require Prior Registration

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Making Historic Buildings More Resilient to Hurricane and Flood Events

JULY 28  |  10 AM

Live Webinar

How to Avoid the Negative Economic Impacts of Natural Disasters: Part 2

This webinar will share how varying factors can affect the severity of hurricane impacts on buildings, including how wind-driven rain and flooding inflict storm damage to historic buildings; emergency stabilization of buildings; proper methods to safely dry a building; how historic materials may be better at withstanding storms; the preservation of those historic materials; and how to make historic buildings more resilient to high wind and flood events – including elevating them.

Must Register HERE

LOGIN INSTRUCTIONS:

Once you have registered, you will receive a confirmation email from the

NC League of Municipalities with the webinar link.

  • Please copy and paste the link to add it to your calendar

  • If you need assistance with registration or joining the live webinar,  email events@nclm.org

JEFF ADOLPHSEN

Speaker 

Redeveloping Suburbs and Commercial Corridors

SEPT. 29  |  1 PM

Live Webinar

Better Community Planning & Economic Development for NC Series

Part 4

The suburbs are changing and the old approaches to suburban development no longer work. This workshop will examine the tools and techniques that communities are using to revitalize aging suburbs, dead malls and cluttered commercial strips.

Must Register HERE

LOGIN INSTRUCTIONS:

Once you have registered, you will receive a confirmation email from the

NC League of Municipalities with the webinar link.

  • Please copy and paste the link to add it to your calendar

  • If you need assistance with registration or joining the live webinar,  email events@nclm.org

ED MCMAHON

Senior Resident Fellow

Urban Land Institute

Speaker 

Planning for Recovery: Highlights from the Community Economic Recovery and Resiliency Initiative (CERRI)

AUGUST 11  |  10 AM

Live Webinar

How to Avoid the Negative Economic Impacts of Natural Disasters: Part 3

The Rural Planning program of the

NC Dept. of Commerce,

Main Street & Rural Planning Center, launched the Community Economic Recovery and Resiliency Initiative (CERRI) in January 2021. The CERRI is designed to help small towns and rural communities recover from the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and build resilient local economies. It provides a planning process for developing economic recovery strategies and technical services for implementing them. Communities can use the CERRI to identify, prioritize, and develop economic recovery projects that could be funded through various sources, including the federal allocations to local governments under the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.

 

Ten communities are participating in Round 1 of the CERRI. The webinar will highlight their approaches to economic recovery and provide information on how communities can apply for

Round 2.

 

Must Register HERE

LOGIN INSTRUCTIONS:

Once you have registered, you will receive a confirmation email from the

NC League of Municipalities with the webinar link.

  • Please copy and paste the link to add it to your calendar

  • If you need assistance with registration or joining the live webinar,  email events@nclm.org

DARREN RHODES

Speaker 

Affordable Housing and the Intersection with Downtown

SEPT 14  |  10AM

Live Webinar

Every county in North Carolina is facing the challenge of having enough affordable housing for its citizens. Downtowns can play a vital role in meeting that challenge. Prioritizing the development of upper floor housing and reinvesting in existing close-in residential units can provide affordable housing and create new opportunities for downtown buildings and business owners. This session, presented by Donovan Rypkema, will address the challenges and tools for providing affordable housing and propose that downtown advocates should also become affordable housing advocates.

Must Register HERE

LOGIN INSTRUCTIONS:

Once you have registered, you will receive a confirmation email from the

NC League of Municipalities with the webinar link.

  • Please copy and paste the link to add it to your calendar

  • If you need assistance with registration or joining the live webinar,  email events@nclm.org

DONOVAN RYPKEMA

PlaceEconomics

Speaker 

IDEAS, RESOURCES AND SUPPORT

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 CONTACT US

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JULIE METZ

NC League of Municipalities

Mobile: (919) 922-1562  

jmetz@nclm.org

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LIZ PARHAM

NC Main Street & Rural Planning Center

Phone: (919) 814-4658

Mobile: (919) 805-2067

lparham@nccommerce.com

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JASON EPLEY

NC Downtown Development Association

Phone: (704) 305-4381 

jason.epley@ncdda.org

JEFF ADOLPHSEN

NC State Historic Preservation Office

Phone: (919) 814-6572

jeff.adolphsen@ncdcr.gov