Margaret J. Bailey award goes to Reed Altman, NC CPM Director
The key principle of the North Carolina Society of Certified Public Managers (NCSCPM) is to promote professionalism in state, local, and municipal government service by ascribing to high moral and personal standards. To recognize those who serve the State in a managerial capacity, the Margaret J. Bailey Award was established. Its purpose is to recognize and express appreciation for outstanding achievements in relation to the goals and tenets of the North Carolina Society of Certified Public Managers. This award represents the highest honor that the North Carolina Society of Certified Public Managers bestows.
Reed was nominated because he displays all the admirable qualities that are valued by the Society, both on and off “the clock”. Reed has implemented many improvements since being promoted to the role of Program Director.
Reed consistently demonstrates the values critical for any public administrator – mutual respect, collaboration, integrity, and professionalism. His contributions to the N.C. Society of Certified Public Managers have helped build the stability of this valuable organization and promote the importance of continuing engagement for public policy professionals.
His excellence as a public manager became even more evident in 2020 with the Covid-19 emergency. Reed is a true team player, volunteering outside of work to sing in the state employee choir or to travel to destinations near and far to make a global impact. He has a generous nature and shares knowledge freely. He is always willing to help others to be successful. His ability to react, adjust and ensure the continued delivery of the curriculum prevented disruption of the program while minimizing any negative impact of changes necessitated by COVID-19. Reed serves as an ex-officio member of the NCSCPM board of directors. He is valuable to the Society in many aspects, offering his services to assist in program planning and events management. The state of North Carolina and the Society are indeed fortunate to have someone of Reed Altman’s character, knowledge, abilities and willingness to serve. He does not seek the spotlight, but his contributions are certainly a shining example of purpose and excellence in public service.
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Messages from the President
December 10, 2020
Dear Fellow Society of CPM members,
Eight months ago, I started my message with, “I hope that this message finds you all doing well considering the circumstances that we are all facing in today’s world.” Here we are in December, and we are all still likely experiencing the same circumstance of leading our teams and programs remotely. What a challenging year 2020 has been!
As I reflect over this last year as President, I thought about the challenges we have faced this year under pandemic circumstances. I asked myself – did I represent the Society well as a President? Did I provide leadership that helped to ensure we were success in our goals for this year? Did we, as a Society, do all that we could to further the principles of NCSCPM, or could we have done more?
Over this past year, I had the privilege of leading this organization with the expertise of a phenomenal board of directors. I am thankful to have had the opportunity to surround myself with excellence. Together, I think we were successful this year despite the unexpected. Here are a few of our successes:
2021 Board of Directors to Be Installed
Voting for 2021 BOD underway! The 2021 Board of Directors (BOD) will be installed at the Society's virtual annual meeting held on January 27, 2021. Please consider serving! Download the NCSCPM By-Laws and Procedures click here.
or contact the following persons for more information:
President, Danny Bell, NC Department of Information Technology
Past President, Terry Bell, NC Department of Agriculture and Consumer Sciences
President-Elect, Joel Jordan, NC Office of State Human Resources
Secretary, Kim Gillespie, NC Department of Transportation
Treasurer, Charlene Dixon, NC State Treasurer
2020 Board Members
Nancy Astrike, Office of State Human Resources
Bill Bailey, Retired
Wrenie Bratts-Brown, NC Department of Health and Human Services
Amy Chapman, NC Department of Environmental Quality
Jeremy Poplawski, NC Department of Environmental Quality
Sarah Smith, UNC System Office
Reed Altman, Office of State Human Resources, ex-officio
We are anticipating a variety of events in 2021, including the Annual Meeting, Fall Conference, and multiple Lunch and Learn sessions.
Thank you for your continued interest and membership. Please let us know if you have any questions.
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