Elected Officials


Course Schedule

All registrations for online/distant learning and in-person courses must be received NO LATER than two business days before the class begins. Late registrations will not be accepted.

Please visit the Registration page for important information regarding online course expectations and registration.

the powers and duties of the municipal governing body

Course Code Dates Time Instructor Fee Location


10/5 9am-4pm Gregory Bonin $200 Online Webex


10/22 9am-4pm Gregory Bonin $200 Online Webex


This program provides governing body members with an overview of municipal government and the multitude of challenges affecting its efficient, timely and ethical operations.

The six-hour seminar covers essential components of the administration of municipal government. It familiarizes students with the breadth and depth of governing body responsibilities. It also provides basic information about the legislative, regulatory, financial, legal, and ethical environments in which municipal governments exist. Most importantly, it imparts a sense of when to question the administrative processes that involve the participation of the governing body.

Topics include: Forms of Municipal Government, Policy Making & Implementation, Organization and Administrative Codes, Management Challenges, Budgeting, Financial Controls, Taxation, Staff Relationships, Labor Relations, Contract Negotiations, Planning & Zoning, Open Public Meetings Act, and Open Public Records Act.

Instructed by experienced professionals, the session brings real-life applications and insights to better understand the nuances of public service in government.

This program has been specifically designed to address the needs and interests of elected officials serving in their respective communities.

Continuing Education Credits

CMFO/CCFO: Budgeting (1), Financial/Debt Mgt (1), Office Mgt/Ancillary (3), Ethics (1)
CTC: General/Secondary (3), Ethics (1)
CPWM: Management (3), Government (2), Ethics (1)
RMC: Finance (2), Prof Development (3), Ethics (1)
QPA: Office Admin/Gen Duties (5), Ethics (1)
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Louis Demian
Program Assistant