Welcome to NC-IPMA


NC-IPMA is the North Carolina chapter of the International Public Management Association for Human Resources (IPMA-HR) with headquarters located in Alexandria, VA. IPMA-HR is the premier professional association for public sector human resources professionals.  


Our chapter is comprised of human resources professionals from government agencies (county, city, state and federal), as well as government-funded agencies, organizations, and medical and educational institutions from across the state of North Carolina. 


NC-IPMA has provided opportunities for public human resources professionals to meet, exchange information and ideas and participate in professional development activities for over twenty years. 


Membership offers a diverse network of valuable resources for the professional engaged in any function of human resources and provides resources to help you meet daily challenges and keep you up-to-date with trends and new developments in HR.


Our Mission

To provide professional human resource management leadership, education, information, and representation services to advance organizational objectives and quality of service in the public sector.


Please see our membership benefits section for more details or you may contact me for additional information.

Katherine M. Cathey

Katherine M. Cathey, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

Human Resources Director/Town Clerk

NC-IPMA President

919-732-1270, ext. 71

NC-IPMA is a five-time winner of the "Outstanding Southern Chapter" award. 





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