Dear Supervisor-Elect:

Congratulations on your election to the Board of Supervisors. Service as a Supervisor is a multifaceted and tremendous responsibility – and CSAC is here to support you. The CSAC Institute for Excellence in County Government, a component of the California Counties Foundation, Inc., provides executive development opportunities for County Supervisors. 

Every two years CSAC Institute offers newly elected county supervisors this highly-acclaimed, three-session New County Supervisors Institute. Designed to help newly elected County Supervisors ‘hit the ground running,’ the Institute is a comprehensive seminar focused on county governance and the responsibilities and obligations of supervisors. The Institute will provide you with a solid overview of county governance, Supervisor responsibilities and current county issues. It is also the opportunity to build a valuable, lasting network with fellow Supervisors from around the state.  

The first of the three sessions begins this December. Given COVID-19 situation, we are moving the first session online. Please hold the date for the first two-day session planned for Tuesday, Dec. 1 and Wednesday, Dec. 2. Subsequent sessions are set for March 4-5 and July 8-9, 2021. The attached information provides an overview of the Institute.  

You are also welcomed and encouraged to attend upcoming Ethics Education (AB 1234 training) webinar on Friday, November 13 at 9:30 a.m. and Harassment Training webinar that same day at 2:00 p.m. These webinars provide you the opportunity to undertake training that is required every two years. Both trainings will be held in conjunction with CSAC’s virtual Annual Meeting.  

California Government Code provides for the professional development of Supervisors-elect and allows your county to pay the costs of the New Supervisors Institute, even though you have not yet taken office. Your Clerk of the Board or County Executive can assist you with registration.  For questions on the New Supervisors Institute please feel free to contact Foundation CEO Manuel Rivas, Jr. at  or Foundation Interim Director of Operations and Educational Programs Chastity Benson at  

We look forward to meeting you in November.