The League of Arizona Cities and Towns is pleased to announce the 21st Annual Newly Elected Officials Program. This year, the program will be held virtually December 1-3, with two sessions each day. Established in 1998, the purpose of the program is to assist newly elected officials to be more effective in their new policy-making role. The program will be similar to that offered in past years and provide participants with an opportunity to:
We encourage all newly elected city and town officials as well as local elected officials who are currently in office but wish to brush up on the basics of municipal government to join us.
- Learn the basics of municipal government in Arizona
- Review Arizona government and Constitutional structure
- Learn about general issues of municipal budgeting
- Discuss ethical and legal issues facing elected officials
- Review the public policy process
Since it will be virtual this year, participants can choose specific sessions they wish to attend or with one price, they will have access to attend the full event.
If you have questions about registration, please contact us at 602-258-5786 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday, December 1:
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Arizona Government 101 and League Resources for Officials
The session will provide an overview of AZ government structure and how city and town governments work with counties and the state. Also, an overview of the services the League provides to cities and towns and how elected officials and staff can utilize the League’s resources.
1:00 p.m.– 2:30 p.m. Council Manager Form of Government in Arizona
This session will provide an overview of the roles and responsibilities of elected officials and staff in the council-manager form of government. We will hear from a current elected official and manager on best practices and also learn a deeper understanding of how the council/manager form of government works in Arizona’s cities and towns.
Wednesday, December 2:
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. The Budget Process in Cities and Towns
This session will provide an overview of the city and town budget process and the role of the elected official in the formation, passage and implementation of a city/town budget.
1:00 p.m.– 2:30 p.m. Social Media for elected officials
This session will explore the role social media plays in how elected officials communicate to residents. In addition, the session will address some of the legal pitfalls and best practices to help local elected officials utilize this important communication tool.
Thursday, December 3:
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Open Meeting Law/Anatomy of a Council Meeting
This session will provide an overview of Arizona’s Open Meeting Law and how elected officials can comply with the law when serving their city or town. The session will also provide a brief overview of the basics of how meetings are conducted in Arizona’s cities and Towns.
1:00 p.m.– 2:30 p.m. Public Service Ethics
This session will explore the laws as they pertain to ethics for local elected officials and touch on themes that include conflict of interest, incompatibility of office, nepotism, financial disclosures, limits on entertainment and more.
$25 per individual session(s) or
$100 and you can attend all six sessions
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