Today is GiveUNC, the annual university-wide day of giving at UNC-Chapel Hill. Support from this event has a tremendous impact on the School of Government’s ability to continue providing advising, education, and support to North Carolina public officials. Gifts of all sizes make a meaningful difference. We hope you will consider making a gift today.

And as many of you know, David Ammons is set to retire at the end of the spring. David has been a critical resource to the state and to the NCLGBA – teaching important programs around performance measurement and management, doing sessions at our conferences, and consulting with individual communities.  A scholarship honoring David’s commitment and service to the state and UNC MPA has been established. If you would like to donate to support this scholarship, you can do so here.

Thank you,


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To improve the lives of North Carolinians: what a noble mission. This year the School of Government celebrates 90 years in service to that mission. And this year I celebrate 30 years at the School – 30 years working to help teach elected and appointed officials, contractors, attorneys, legislators, reporters, citizens, and literally anyone else who is interested in learning how government works and whether their government is working effectively.

My work involves helping people understand local government law issues, and every day, people thank me for the help. I provide the legal information they need at no cost to them. Of course, it’s not free. The School relies on many sources of financial support for everything we do, especially as we respond to pressing challenges in communities across the state.

School faculty and staff are committed to our mission and are always finding new and creative ways to fulfill it. And our wonderful leaders stand ready to find ways to back them. That’s where you come in.

As I transition toward retirement, I realize how privileged I have been to be a part of this work, and I know that my wonderful colleagues will not only continue this 90-year history of public service but will also find new and better ways to do it. Please join me in supporting this work. Give today.


Frayda Bluestein
David M. Lawrence Distinguished Professor of Public Law and Government


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