Creative Regional Services
Convener for Collaborative Solutions
The regional councils provide a neutral space for solving challenges that arise in communities across their region. They provide professional facilitation and many times expertise in critical areas as they lead the process through collaboration and respect for all stakeholders.
Administrative and Financial Services
Many small local governments are faced with more to do and less resources to carry out their mission. The regional councils offer administrative and general financial services for their local governments. In some cases this service is only temporary and in other cases it is a long-term, contractual arrangement that work well for both parties.
Interim Executive Management and Executive Search Services
The regional councils provide interim executive management for their members while they are going through the process of recruiting new staff leadership. The councils provide these professional services at more a reasonable price than many of the private consulting companies in this field and are more familiar with their member government needs.
Strategic Planning and Facilitation
Regional councils assist local governments with budget and financial planning, dispute resolution and retreat facilitation.
Financial Administration and Back Office Support
Many small governments contract with regional council to provide financial and administrative support. The economies of scale created through these regional solutions have saved small communities thousands of public tax dollars.
North Carolina’s regional councils take an active role in the delivery of human services on a daily basis. Through aging programs, volunteer systems and innovative projects, regional councils service some of the most vulnerable citizens in their communities in need of transportation, health care and other basic needs.
Regional Procurement Vehicle
There is a national trend for centralized procurement of goods and services to create cost savings and efficiencies. The regional councils provide this solution to their member governments upon request when the need arises.