Plan to attend the New Mayors and Council Members Academy, Jan. 22–24 at the Sheraton Grand Sacramento.
Check out a couple of these valuable sessions:
Relationship Between City Council and City Manager Staff: As an elected official, there are various competing and legitimate values that drive you and your colleagues. Your success on the council requires an effective relationship with your city manager, city attorney, and staff. Learn how to work together while respecting those diverse roles. Discover how to enhance these relationships. Leave with valuable and practical tips.
Communications and the New Media: With public perceptions of today’s government at all-time lows, the question must be asked — how do people learn so much, so fast about government? With such a variety of almost immediate informational sources (internet, podcasting, social media, the blogosphere, etc.), elected officials need to be quick on their feet and develop the necessary skills to address issues. Discover what cities should be doing to communicate with their constituents in the 21st Century and the new forms of media that must be embraced.
Register for the conference online by Jan. 7 at www.cacities.org/events
and select “New Mayors and Council Members Academy” to secure your place at the conference.