CHAPEL HILL, NC – Brian Haney, Assistant County Manager for Harnett County, has successfully graduated from the 2018-2019 Municipal and County Administration course of the School of Government at UNC-Chapel Hill.
This program is designed for managers, department heads, and officials whose responsibilities require a broad understanding of functions beyond individual areas of specialization. The course is approximately 150 hours in length, and more than 60 instructors participate in leading the program. Course instruction covers North Carolina local government law, organization and management, finance and budgeting, employment law and administration, planning and regulation of development, and the delivery of specific city or county services.
Haney was one of 94 officials who graduated the Municipal and County Administration course this year and is one of more than 3,200 officials who have completed the course since it began in 1954.
“The Municipal and County Administration course really gives you a deeper understanding and appreciation of the many facets and responsibilities of local government,” said Haney. “It also provides an opportunity to develop relationships with local government professionals from across the State, to learn about the issues they’re facing and draw on our shared experience and resources to come up with solutions to the challenges we’re facing at the county and municipal level.”
Haney has been with Harnett County for five years and has been in the role of Assistant County Manager since July 2018 after previously serving as the County’s Director of Community & Government Relations. Haney holds a bachelor’s degree from Duke University and earned his Master of Public Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is a member of the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) and the North Carolina City and County Management Association (NCCCMA). He is an Erwin native, who lives in Willow Spring with his wife, Lauren, and their 10-month-old son, Oliver.