NCLM Southern City, Volume 72, Issue 3, 2022

5 INSIDE THIS ISSUE 9 12 14 18 22 24 32 36 38 6 8 40 42 32 18 WRITERS THIS ISSUE BEN BROWN NCLM Communications & Multimedia Strategist JACK CASSIDY NCLM Communications Associate SCOTT MOONEYHAM NCLM Director of Political Communication & Coordination A Less Than Dramatic Legislative Session Congressional Luncheons Bring Together Local Leaders and Federal Lawmakers The American Rescue Plan in Action The American Rescue Plan offers a generational opportunity to our municipalities. Here’s how communities across NC are making the most of it. Faith Leader: Rep. Amos Quick Preaches Hope for Communities’ Futures The League’s quarterly legislator Q&A. Council Member Owen Thomas Gets Involved If there’s a leadership position available, Owen Thomas is likely to step in. Now, as a local leader for the city of Lumberton, he’s utilizing his go-getter mentality to move the community forward. 2022 Town & State Dinner a Memorable Success A photo gallery of the League’s 4th Annual Town & State Dinner. Keeping the Pace with the Urban Footprint What if NC cities had been restricted from growing their urban footprint over the last decade? Cities in the Northeast and Upper Midwest provide an answer. NCLM Takes American Rescue Plan Expert Tour on the Road The traveling one-stop ARP shop makes four stops this fall, working its way west to east across North Carolina. Municipal Equation Is on the Air NCLM’s podcast is back in 2022, covering some of the most interesting and important topics around the League and around the state. Board of Directors Speaking Out We Have More Work to Do Taking the Field State and Local Partnerships Propel North Carolina Forward Board of Trustees