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.