The American Rescue Plan Webinar Series: What You Need to Know for the April Reporting Deadline

Virtual, Raleigh, NC  
Wednesday, April 05, 2023 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM   iCalendar Eastern Standard Time

All North Carolina local governments that received ARPA funds have a Project & Expenditure report due April 30, 2023.  For the vast majority of them, this will be only the second time completing the report and might be the first time where they will have activities to report.  The N.C. League of Municipalities and the N.C. Association of County Commissioners are here to help walk you through this process. 

In this webinar, ARP experts, including a panel of three local government representatives, will provide tips to help make your experience smooth and successful.  Hear from Allison Speight, the Finance Director of Wayne County; Robert McKie, Finance Director for the Town of Clayton; and Jessica Barnes, Finance & Human Resources Administrator for the Town of Duck provide guidance on preparation, how to navigate the US Treasury account, accessing the account, and what to do to get the report submitted. 

This webinar will feature an on-video walk-through. Ms. Barnes will complete and submit her report, with expenditures, live during the webinar. 

The webinar will also cover resources available to you should you find yourself stuck due to an issue with your SAMs account, Unique Entity Identifier number, or U.S. Treasury account. You won’t want to miss this opportunity, especially if you are new to ARPA and the reporting responsibilities for your organization. 

There is no cost to attend. Registration is required by April 4. 


Meet Our Speakers!


Jessica Barnes - Finance and Human Resources Administrator, Town of Duck

Jessica Barnes serves as the Finance and Human Resources Administrator for the Town of Duck, where she has worked since 2021. Barnes is committed to public service and the success of her community. In addition to her four years of total local government experience, Barnes is currently pursuing her degree in Public Administration from South New Hampshire University.


Robert McKie –Finance Director, Town of Clayton

Before joining the Town of Clayton as Finance Director, Robert W. McKie, Jr. was employed as Financial Services Supervisor for the North Carolina General Assembly from 2008-2009. He was with the North Carolina Division of Public Health from 2004-2008, first as Finance Officer, and later as Business Officer. Mr. McKie was employed from 1999-2002, with El Paso-Coastal Petroleum N.V., beginning as Controller and then served as the Interim Managing Director. Mr. McKie is a member of the North Carolina Society of Certified Public Managers, the American Academy of Certified Public Managers, the American Society for Public Administration, and the Government Finance Officers Association. A graduate of Wayne State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, Mr. McKie is also a Certified Public Manager and has been a recipient of the GFOA’s Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for thirteen consecutive years.


Allison Speight - Finance Director, Wayne County

Speight has been an integral part of the Wayne County team since 2007. With her wealth of knowledge and experience in finance, she is committed to ensuring the financial stability and success of Wayne County Government. Under Allison's guidance, the finance department has received several awards for

their outstanding work for excellence in financial reporting. Allison is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of North Carolina since 2005 and is a North Carolina Certified Local Government Finance Officer.

Meeting Location


Raleigh, NC 27601

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