Assistant CM Completes Municipal Administration Course

     The Reidsville City Council recognized Chris Phillips, Assistant City ManagerChrisPresentation of Administration and Finance Director, during its June 12th regular monthly meeting for completing the Municipal and County Administration Course offered by the UNC School of Government.
     Mayor Jay Donecker, on behalf of the Reidsville City Council, acknowledged Phillips’ completion of the course and presented him with a framed certificate.           
     Phillips thanked the Council for allowing him to participate in this program.
     The extensive seven-week course that spans over half a year is designed for City and County Managers, department heads and other City or County officials whose responsibilities require an understanding of functions beyond individual areas of specialization. The program allows participants the following: to understand the legal framework and administrative requirements of North Carolina City and County government; learn more about how specific City and County services are organized and provided; and appreciate the interrelation among different activities or departments and how specific laws, programs and functions contribute to the achievement of the overall mission of a local government. Participating in the program also allows those attending to become a part of a broader network of local government peers on whom they will be able to draw for assistance in the future, according to the UNC-School of Government website.
     A Reidsville native, Phillips came to work for the City in June of 2006 as Finance Director. A Certified Public Accountant, he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting from NC State University, where he also received a Masters of Accounting. He became Assistant City Manager of Administration in September of 2011. As part of his duties, he oversees the Finance, Human Resources and Information Technology departments of the City.