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2015 New Mayors and Council Members Academy Registration Now Open

November 19, 2014
The position of mayor or council member is one that comes with many responsibilities.
Did your city fill either of these positions in this month’s elections? Taking on this role can seem a bit daunting to these newly elected officials but the League of California Cities is prepared to help your mayors and council members acquire all the skills they need to hit the ground running. 

The 2015 New Mayors and Council Members Academy, which will be held Jan. 14-16 in Sacramento, provides various educational sessions focused on the overall ideas and knowledge that new city officials need and a unique opportunity to make connections with peers who are also beginning their careers as mayors and council members.  
The conference will not only focus on broad educational session including Basics Boot Camp and Your League and How To Use It, but also on more specific topics such as:
  • Your Legal Powers and Obligations — You were elected to make things happen in your city. Learn the breadth, as well as the limitations, of your powers as a city official.  Acquire a basic understanding of the legal authorities and restrictions under which cities and city officials operate with a focus on the Brown Act. 
  • Relationship Between City Council and City Manager Staff — As an elected official, there are various competing values that drive you and your colleagues. Your success on the council requires an effective relationship with your city manager, city attorney, and staff, in which everyone’s values are respected and represented. Learn how to work together while cultivating each of your diverse roles. 
Encourage your city’s newly elected officials to register online on or before Tuesday, Dec. 30 at.
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