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.