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Posted on: October 15, 2012

[ARCHIVED] Board and Commission Member Training

The City of Fort Madison and the University of Iowa's Institute of Public Affairs are pleased to announce a new training program for all City of Fort Madison board and commission members. The program will be held on Thursday, November 8 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Fort Madison Community Hospital Business Center, 5445 Avenue O, Fort Madison, Iowa. This two-hour program will present the basic laws and concepts that apply to local government boards and commissions. Topics include: Legal Requirements: Open Meetings Law; Public Records Law; Gift Law; Conflicts-of-Interest; Purchasing and Contracts; Other Important Laws. Doing What Is Right: Board Duties and Responsibilities; Policy Development and Analysis; Policy and Program Evaluation and Oversight. Enhancing Effectiveness: Strategies for Enhancing Board/Commission Effectiveness; New Member Orientation; Teamwork; Decision-Making; Questions to Ask as Board Commission Members. Please call Melinda at 372-7700 x 206 if you are planning to attend.

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