New Supervisors Institute 

Session I Highlights
Day 1 - November 14, 2022
Day 2 - December 1, 2022 [via Zoom]

  • What Does it Mean to be a County Supervisor
  • The First 90 Days: What to Expect - How to Prepare
  • Board/Executive Roles and Relationships
  • The Clerk of the Board: Their Role, Your Relationship
  • Roles and Responsibilities of County Counsel - and the Laws You Need to Know

Session II Highlights
February 23-24, 2023
  • 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
Session III Highlights
July 27-28, 2023
  • 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