Link to free web version.
This free online resource describes how local governments serve your community and how you can help your local government build the kind of community you want to live in.
North Carolina’s counties, cities, towns, and villages affect your life in many ways. Local governments:
- supply the water you drink and dispose of the trash you throw away.
- provide police and fire protection.
- operate parks and libraries.
- assist people in need.
- work to bring new jobs to your community.
- regulate how land is used and enforce state and local laws.
The North Carolina City and County Management Association provided the impetus for this online resource on local government through its Civic Education Project. Since 1990, NCCCMA has published three earlier editions of Local Government in North Carolina and helped finance this fourth edition. NCCCMA members also provided ideas, photos, and other materials.