NOTE: The time listed on the invitation is incorrect. The workshop begins at 9:00 AM and will end at approximately 4:00 PM.
The East Texas Council of Governments and Texas Municipal League have partnered to offer a workshop designed for you, the newly elected official.
Whether you are looking for a refresher course, or you've just been elected as a judge, a member of city council, or a county commissioner, these workshop topics are designed to answer your questions and get you started on solid footing.
9:00 Registration / Coffee and Pastries
10:00 Welcome - David Cleveland
10:10 Introduction of Speaker - Luke Kimbrough
10:15 Congratulations! You've just been elected. Now What!
o Code enforcement
11:15 Where you fit in the Big Picture
o Economic development
12:00 Lunch (provided)
12:15 What is ETCOG?
1:30 Who's Who in local government / Working with others.
o Communications and Media Relations
2:30 Working Together for a Shared Vision
o Planning and zoning
3:15 Everything you want to know about meetings
o Open meetings/open records
o Roberts Rules of Order