Newly Elected Officials Learn About Local Government at May Academy

In May, the California JPIA held the Newly Elected Officials Academy as an educational opportunity specifically geared towards newly elected local government officials at the Authority’s member agencies. The academy is a hands-on learning experience focusing on the active exchange of ideas and information through a series of sessions presented by professionals experienced in local government. Over the course of one and a half days, the 16 academy attendees were presented with valuable information ranging from the fundamentals of local government to effective council/board relations. Speakers included lawyers, public service officials, and other experts, including business etiquette expert of Etiquette Consulting, Inc., Jules Hirst; attorney with the law firm of Grossberg & Hoehn, Scott Grossberg; municipal attorneys with the law firm of Jenkins & Hogin, Michael Jenkins and Christi Hogin; and former city manager, Ken Hampian.

For more information on this academy, contact Michelle Aguayo, Training Coordinator, by email or at (562) 467-8777.