Elected Officials

While all in-person courses are suspended for the spring and summer semesters, we have created online alternatives for the following courses. Students may register online with a credit card or e-check.  There is NO mail-in, faxed or in-person registrations currently available for all CGS courses. If you are paying with a Purchase Order that requires a signature, please email it to cgs@docs.rutgers.edu along with a completed registration form or contact the proper program assistant listed within each program area.

EO-2001-SP20-2  The Powers & Duties of the Municipal Governing Body Online Webex Course  Bonin  4/22  9:00am-4:00pm



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.






Phone: 848-932-4738
Fax: 732-932-3586