Curriculum for the event features tools to help recently elected officials begin their term with confidence and knowledge about their new position and responsibilities.
Here is a snapshot of two of the most popular sessions that are offered at the Academy:
Your Legal Powers and Obligations — You were elected to make things happen in your city. Learn the sources of your powers as a city official and the limitations on those powers. Gain a basic understanding of the legal authorities and restrictions under which cities and city officials operate with a focus on the Brown Act.
How to Build and Maintain the Public’s Trust: Practical Ethics and the Law — State law requires elected and appointed officials to receive training in specified ethics laws and principles every two years. Newly elected and appointed officials must receive this training within one year of becoming a public servant. This lively, example laden, two-hours will make this mandatory training tolerable — if not outright enjoyable. (Planned with the Institute for Local Government)
Register by Tuesday, Jan. 7 online
and select New Mayors and Council Members Academy. Register onsite after Jan. 7. Full conference registration includes two breakfasts, two luncheons and a legislative reception.