The Newly Elected Officials Institute provides an opportunity for mayors and councilmembers to increase their knowledge and understanding of city government, especially as it relates to the role and responsibility of the elected official. The training provides information designed to increase the awareness of the legal, financial and ethical responsibilities of city officials. Further, the course provides six hours of credit toward the voluntary training certificate program available through the Municipal Training Institute. Municipal elected officials that have served before and have been reelected are required to take the Newly Elected Officials Institute again if they have been out of office for more than four years.
Registration begins on the afternoon of February 15 and the program begins on the morning of February 16.
The registration fee is $360
per person and includes instructional costs and materials, planned meals and refreshment breaks. This fee does not include lodging. Cancellations must be made at least two weeks in advance of the class for which registered, in order to receive a refund. Each class will be limited to 250 people and may fill up quickly.
GMA has reserved a block of rooms at the UGA Hotel and Conference Center for the nights of February 15 and 16. The block rate is $99 -$109, depending on room type. For reservations, please use block code 85576 at www.ugahotel.com
or call (706) 542-2134 and ask for the GMA block rate. Reservations at the special block rate MUST be made by January 15, 2018.
For questions or scholarship information contact GMA Training Manager Aileen Harris at email@example.com or 678-686-6293.
2018 Newly Elected Officials Institute Tentative Schedule—Athens
|Thursday, February 15, 2018
2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Optional Training Classes, Registration Fee $140 per class
Public Policy Development and Implementation
Roles and Responsibilities
Register online when open, or see separate registration form.
4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Pre-registration and dinner on your own (optional)
Friday, February 16, 2018
7:00 a.m.– 8:00 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks
8:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Program
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Lunch and Remarks from the Georgia Municipal Association
1:10 p.m. – 4:50 p.m. Program
Dinner on your own
Saturday, February 17, 2018
7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast
8:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Program
11:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Program Closing