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Workshops for Newly Elected Officials

CCM hold workshops for newly elected municipal officials after the November elections, every other year. Save the date! Saturday, January 11, 2020. Check back here for more information.

Program Overview back to top

These workshops are provided as a free service to all newly elected officials in Connecticut.

The workshop sessions include presentations from recognized experts with lengthy experience covering three core local government subject areas:

  • Fundamentals of Municipal Government
  • FOIA/Meetings/Ethics
  • Budget and Fiscal Management

The subject matter is covered in three rotating sessions so that all attendees — new municipal CEOs, new Council members, and new Board of Finance members — receive tailored comprehensive training in each of these critical areas of municipal government.

Who Should Attend? back to top

  • Mayors/First Selectmen
  • Boards of Finance
  • Local Legislators

Why Should You Attend? back to top

  • Learn the basics to get you started in municipal governance in Connecticut
  • Receive the most current state budget information and its impact on your community
  • Receive the current General Assembly Forecast
  • Learn about unfunded state mandates and their impact on your town’s ability to provide services, fend off property tax increases, and stabilize your workforce
  • Learn how CCM can help you and your municipality
  • Receive credits toward becoming a Certified Connecticut Municipal Official (CCMO), CCM’s newest accreditation process for municipal officials and employees