Public Information Office

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The Public Information Office is responsible for sharing information about city government and services with local citizens and the public in general. The Public Information Officer uses a variety of methods to spread the word about the City events, programs, and services including news releases, the city newsletter, utility bills, social media sites, and the city website. The goal of the Public Information Office is to promote city services and events, release government news and information to the public, and answer questions about local government in Morganton.

Budget Basics Fiscal Year 2015-2016 provides a quick sketch of the City of Morganton’s $72.9 Million budget for the fiscal year 2015-2016. Budget Basics provides a summary of city revenues and expenditures for the General Fund, Electric Fund, Water Fund, Wastewater Fund, and CoMPAS CATV Fund. The goal of Budget Basics is to inform city taxpayers about where the city gets its revenue and how that money is spent.

lgnc 200pxHow does local government work in North Carolina? What is the difference between city government, county government, state and federal government? How does local government affect daily life?

First published in 1993, "Local Government in North Carolina" answers those questions for a general audience. Widely used in civic education courses, the book describes how North Carolina cities, towns, and counties are organized and what they do. The book encourages playing an active role in one's own community and becoming personally engaged in maintaining an effective government.

Get engaged and  know your local government!

Download the Local Government in North Carolina PDF

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