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Author: Lindsay Carter

Hi Readers! My professional work experience project has ended, but my work in local government continues. Through the Clean Communities Campaign (C3) project, I learned about community engagement, marketing, fundraising, and rallying and coordinating internal staff and the community toward … Continued

Author: Heather Curry

As the summer comes to a close, and now that final projects are turned in, I want to take some time to reflect back on what insights into nonprofit work and leadership I gained from my experience at the Public … Continued

Author: Ellis Johnson

Learn. Do interesting things. Help others.    This is the criteria for my career progress that I introduced you to 12 weeks ago. Since then time has really flown by!    I chose Person County because I wanted to learn … Continued

Author: Ashley Tucker

It’s my last day with The City of Rocky Mount, and I have so much to reflect on. I got on this train expecting to learn, but I never could have imagined the wealth of experiences I’ve been privileged to have. … Continued

Author: Adora Thayer

Lots has happened since my last blog post. So let me fill you in. I attended a NC League of Municipalities meeting, spent countless hours in the Finance department, and learned all about stormwater, sewer, buildings, and streets from the … Continued

Author: Ashley Tucker

In a recent meeting, Rocky Mount’s City Manager, Mr. Charles Penny, stated that “the most innovative thing is not always the flashiest thing.” I find this to be very true. So often, I think that people equate innovation with cutting … Continued

Author: Ellis Johnson

The last two weeks have been a little chaotic in that things got pretty slow and then kicked into overdrive. Here’s a little of what I’ve been working on:   Budgeting and Finance Specific projects that I have been working on … Continued

Author: Adora Thayer

I spent most of my workdays this week in a Parks and Recreation department summer camp called “Into the Wild.” And if thirteen kids under the age of twelve high on summer vacation isn’t wild enough, imagine thirteen kids under the … Continued

Author: Ashley Tucker

Hello everyone! So, I’m 9 weeks in at the City of Rocky Mount! Can you believe it?  I feel like I just got here and there are only a few weeks left in my internship. Guess time flies when you’re having … Continued

Author: Ellis Johnson

This post is short as I have been really working to move projects along, but I had a great conversation with Mike Ciriello, Person County’s Planning Director and I wanted to share some of my thoughts and take-aways. Adora has already given … Continued

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