The Authority’s Newly Elected Officials Academy was held in June in Laguna Beach with 22 elected officials from 17 different public agencies attending sessions that covered the fundamentals of local government. Newly elected officials first seated between November 2016 and April 2018 were invited to attend this two-day training event. Topics included in the sessions were the council/board member’s role, dealing with the media, reducing risk for public agencies, and other legal, financial, and governmental issues. The event was well received by attendees, one of whom stated, “This is an incredible academy. It should be a ‘must’ for every new elected member.”
The Newly Elected Officials Academy is held annually with the next academy occurring in June 2019. For questions regarding any of the California JPIA academies, please contact Michelle Aguayo, Training Coordinator, by email or at (562) 467-8777.