Elected Governing Body Members can achieve each level by attending training, seminars, writing articles for the magazine, and advocating for municipal interests. When an Elected Governing Body Member has completed a program they will receive a certificate of completion indicating the points earned. Once an Elected Governing Body Member has acquired the necessary amount of points, they can send in copies of their certificates and the online application form and will receive a certificate in the mail. They will also be recognized during the League’s Orientation session on Tuesday at the Annual League Conference (officials who submit application forms after September 1 will be recognized at the next year’s Annual League Conference).
Participants are required to keep track of the points earned and their certificates.
The two training classes below are required:
Orientation for Newly, Re-Elected, or Experienced - 5 points
Budgeting For Newly Elected Officials - 5 points
Participants may choose what they wish to attend out of the list below.
Core Issue Class- 5 points each (Selected topics will be offered at the Annual League Conference and rotate from year to year. Additional topics may be added.):
Ethics for Elected Officials
OPRA and OPMA for Elected Officials
Forms of Government
Review of Administrative Code
Labor Primer for Elected Officials
Purchasing and Procurement Law
Planning and Zoning Primer
Administrative and Management
Elective Activities - 3 points each
Engage in Advocacy Efforts (League Legislative Committee, Resolutions) Email Mike Cerra, Executive Director for more information.
Attend up to 2 League Professional Development Webinars or Seminars (please retain your certificate of attendance).