2023 Newly Elected Officials Institute Athens

2023 Newly Elected Officials Institute Athens
The Newly Elected Officials Institute provides a general overview of the function of municipal government in Georgia and the roles and responsibilities of mayors and councilmembers. The class includes an introduction to key issues such as ethics, municipal finance, planning and zoning, open meetings, open records and parliamentary procedures. All municipal elected officials taking office since July 1, 1990 are required by state law to complete the Newly Elected Officials Institute.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations after February 1 will incur a $150 cancellation fee. Cancellations after February 17 will not be refunded. 

Lodging:
Individuals are responsible for making their own hotel reservations and paying for their own room, tax, and incidental charges. GMA has a block of rooms at the University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education and Hotel. Reservations may be made by telephone (1-800-884-1381 or 706-542-2134), or through the Georgia Center website (www.UGAHotel.com) using Group code 95052. Reservations must be made by January 25, 2023. Check-in is at 4:00 p.m. and check-out is at 11 a.m.

ROOM RATES:
$ 114 for a Classic Room with one queen or one king bed
$ 114 for a Classic Room with two custom beds; each bed accommodates one person
$ 159 for a Select Room with two queen or two double beds

All taxes and government fees applicable at the time of the event will be in addition to the rates noted above. 
Sales Tax in Athens/Clarke County, effective April 1, 2018, is 8%.



Tentative Newly Elected Officials Institute Agenda

Wednesday

9:30 – 11:00 am         Institute Registration

11:00 - 11:30 am         Welcome, Opening Remarks, and Program Overview

11:30 – 12 30 am        Lunch – Georgia Municipal Association President’s Remarks

12:45 - 2:00 pm          Legal Foundation, Structure, Charters, and Policies for Municipal Officials                                  

2:00 - 2:15 pm            Break

2:15 – 3:30 pm           Ethics and the City Official                     

3:30 – 3:45 pm           Break

3:45 – 5:00 pm          Building Collaborative Relationships – Facilitated Panel

Dinner on Your Own

Thursday

8:15 - 8:30 am             Welcome Back

8:30 – 9:45 am          Successful Meeting Management

9:45 - 10:00 am         Break

10:00 – 11:15 am        An Introduction to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

11:30 -12:30 pm         Lunch        

12:45 – 2:00 pm         Resources for Municipal Services

2:00–3:00 pm            Introduction to Transportation and Public Works

3:00 -3:15 pm             Break

3:15 – 4:30 pm           City Government 101 - Land Use Issues:  Planning, Zoning, and Other Considerations

4:30 – 5:30 pm          Municipal Resource Fair
Dinner on Your Own

Friday

8:15 – 9:15 am            City Government 101 - Personnel:  Roles and Responsibilities of Municipal Elected Officials and Municipal Workforce Development

9:15 – 9:30 am           Break

9:30 – 11:00 am         Municipal Financial Policies

11:15 – 12:15 pm         City Council Meeting Simulation

12:15 – 12:30 pm       Program Closing and Words to Lead By

When
3/1/2023 8:00 AM - 3/3/2023 12:15 PM
Eastern Standard Time
Where
UGA Center for Continuing Education and Hotel 1197 South Lumpkin Street Athens 30602-3603 UNITED STATES
Sign in or create an account to register Last day to register is 2/21/2023
Event Contact
Ms. Aileen L. Harris - Phone: (678) 686-6293

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