New Supervisors Institute 

Session I DRAFT Agenda: 
DAY 1: TUESDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2020
8:00 AM 8:30 AM  Coffee and Networking 
8:30 AM 8:45 AM  Institute Welcome
8:45 AM 9:15 AM What Does it Mean to be a County Supervisor?
9:15 AM 10:30 AM The First 90 Days: What to Expect - How to Prepare
10:30 AM 11:30 AM Working with Others to Get Stuff Done
11:30 AM 1:00 PM Board/Executive Roles and Relationships
1:00 PM  - Recap and Adjourn for the Day
DAY 2: WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2020
 8:00 AM  8:30 AM Coffee and Networking 
 8:30 AM  9:15 AM The Clerk of the Board: Their Role, Your Relationship 
 9:15 AM  10:15 AM  When the Unexpected Occurs
 10:15 AM  11:45 AM  Roles and Responsibilities of County Counsel - and the Laws You Need to Know
 11:45 AM  12:00 PM  CSAC Overview
 12:00 PM 12:30 PM  Summary of Session I and Overview of Session II and III

Session II Highlights
Thursday-Friday, March 4-5, 2021
  • The county budgeting process and financial management
  • Counties, the state budget and the fiscal relationship with the state
  • Effective advocacy – working with your state legislators
  • Overview of current county policy and legislative issues
  • Introduction to county health, mental health and social services
  • Land use planning and infrastructure
  • How to chair effective public meetings and hearings
Given the current COVID-19 situation, session II will be held via Zoom unless we can meet in person. 

Session III Highlights
Thursday-Friday, July 8-9, 2021
 
  • Working effectively with county employees and employee organization
  • Making effective decisions in a political environment: disappointing constituents 
  • Building and maintaining trust and credibility with each other and the community
  • Successful media relations and use of the media
  • Board and county roles in emergencies and disasters
  • Working with and engaging your constituents
  • Building relationships with other government agencies and governing boards
  • Reflections on your first six months in office and the questions you still have
Session III will be held in Sacramento, unless COVID-19 prevents us from doing so, then it will be held via Zoom.