Coates Fall 2009/Winter 2010

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Fall 2009/Winter 2010 3 Pictured above with Colin Quashie's concept drawing (left to right): Chandra Cox, NC State University professor of art and design; Ann Simpson, associate dean at the School of Government; and Michael Spink, Ashley Ruffin, and Mark Caverly, all from the Local Government Federal Credit Union, which has gener- ously provided funding for the mural. those who came before them in history and helped pave the way for a beer future. Quashie began painting the 48-foot can- vas this winter, anticipating a spring/sum- mer 2010 unveiling. e commission was made possible by a special gi from the Local Government Federal Credit union. "e credit union fully supports the School's desire to acknowledge the contributions of African- Americans and the Civil rights Movement in North Carolina," said Mark Caverly, executive vice president. "our board chose to fund the entire cost for the commission, thus making a statement about the merits of this project." At the artist's request, the new painting will hang in the hall adjacent to the School's din- ing room. to track Quashie's progress on the painting, visit his blog at www.quashieart. blogspot.com. For more information about the new legislation and training opportunities, visit www.sog.unc.edu/programs/ethics. t he North Carolina General Assembly passed Session Law 2009-403 (House bill 1452) requiring governing boards of cities and counties, as well as local boards of education, unified governments, sanitary dis- tricts, and consolidated city-counties to adopt a resolution or policy containing a code of eth- ics and to receive two (2) hours of ethics train- ing by January 1, 2011. Subsequent training is required of elected officials aer each election. e School of Government is collaborat- ing with the NC League of Municipalities, NC Association of County Commissioners, and NC School boards Association to provide coor- dinated training and guidance for all affected local governments to help comply with these new requirements by the January deadline. tr AINING oPPortuNItIeS ethics training is offered as part of the Essentials of Municipal Government courses and Regional LeaderShops on the dates and locations listed below. to register, visit www.lela.unc.edu. n January 13, 2010, Wilmington n January 29, 2010, Concord n February 17, 2010, Greenville n February 24, 2010, Asheville n March 3, 2010, kiy Hawk e School of Government will also hold an ethics webinar on March 25, 2010. Additional workshops will be offered regionally throughout the state beginning later this spring. et H I CS t r A I N I N G Fo r Lo C A L G ov e r N M e N t o F F I CI A L S

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