Lindsay Vanderbilt 
East Texas Council of Governments 
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Friday August 19, 2011 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM CDT

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East Texas Council of Governments 
3800 Stone Road
Kilgore, TX 75662

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Newly Elected & Appointed Officials Workshop 

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   Budgets
              o   Code enforcement
              o   Personnel
11:00   Break
11:15   Where you fit in the Big Picture
              o   Economic development
              o   Elections
12:00   Lunch (provided)
12:15   What is ETCOG?
1:00     Tour
1:30     Who's Who in local government / Working with others.
              o   Communications and Media Relations
2:15     Break
2:30     Working Together for a Shared Vision
              o   Planning and zoning
              o   Purchasing
3:15     Everything you want to know about meetings
              o   Ethics
              o   Open meetings/open records
              o   Roberts Rules of Order