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 the CSAC Institute offers newly elected county supervisors the highly acclaimed, three-module 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 policy issues. It is an opportunity to build a valuable, lasting network with fellow supervisors from around the State.

The first of the three modules begins this November. Please save the date for the first two sessions planned for in-person on Monday, November 18, 2024 and virtually on Monday, December 9, 2024. Subsequent modules are set for February 20-21, 2025 and July 17-18, 2025 in Sacramento.  During the November module, the Annual Meeting also offers Ethics Education (AB 1234 training) and Harassment Training. These offerings provide you with the opportunity to undertake training that is required every two years. The dates and times will be shared once set.

The California Government Code §25208.4 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 the Foundation’s COO Paul Danczyk at [email protected] or (M) 916.599.7986. We look forward to meeting you in November!