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Can the EZview web portal help you?
learn about EZview.Wa.Gov and how you too can improve the quality and transparency of your planning, public works or infrastructure decision-making and permit process. Recorded: April 16, 2013
2012 Commerce energy efficiency grants for local governments
View this free webinar recording to learn how Dept of Commerce is offering grants to local governments to help improve the energy efficiency of your facilities. Recorded: November 7, 2012
Budgeting & performance: Improving your community through budgeting
Learn how to develop a budget as an element of a community-based vision and goals and plan for a “structurally-balanced budget” which demonstrates accountability for the public money and results. Recorded: November 1, 2012
Exploring quasi-judicial land use decision-making
As decision-makers, it is important to have a working knowledge of changing land use laws as failure to properly follow procedures and laws can have significant consequences to the city and as individual decision-makers. Recorded: October 25, 2012
Making effective change in your city – one step at a time
Review this recorded webinar to explore how to review and update processes to acknowledge a new era and achieve greater efficiency. Recorded: October 18, 2012
Understanding utility rate setting
Join us as we explore approaches to setting rates and fees and learn how to avoid rate shock while planning for your current and future infrastructure needs. Recorded: October 11, 2012
Legal considerations and practical tips regarding executive sessions
Join one of MRSC’s attorneys for an update on key issues related to executive sessions, including practical guidance based on lessons learned from, and best practices used by cities and other local governments. Recorded: October 4, 2012
Status report: Flood insurance program and the biological opinion
Learn about the status of recent changes to the National Flood Insurance Program required for Puget Sound communities Participants will learn about progress in implementing the changes, and hear from county and city officials about their experiences with implementation Presenters include the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Kitsap County, and city staff. Recorded: August 22, 2012
Grow business first: Using workforce training programs to help local companies stabilize and expand
Economic recovery depends on private sector stabilization and expansion, but firms cannot do this on their own, especially small and mid-sized firms increasingly responsible for economic growth. Many economic development agencies are partnering with workforce development services to offer strong, customized training programs for employees of key companies. Find out what’s different about these approaches, the impact they’re having on companies, and what you can do in your region. Recorded: July 10, 2012
Transportation Improvement Board Urban Funding
Do you work with grant funding for urban city or county projects? If so, review this recording of the Transportation Improvement Board Urban Funding webinar. Recorded: June 13, 2012
Social media marketing for economic development
Market identification, brand development, and message management all provide the essential foundation of a social media campaign. This session provides the economic developer with first hand exposure to successful campaigns that have been deployed, the essential components of each, and recommendations for optimizing efforts while avoiding pitfalls. Recorded: May 15, 2012
A new beginning for the Public Works Trust Fund
The Public Works Trust Fund takes on a new streamlined look, starting with the 2014 program cycle. You’ll learn how the program is changing and what that means for your funding requests. Recorded: April 10, 2012
Economic gardening/Competitive intelligence: Growing your community from within
This webinar explores how economic developers can focus their attention on second stage companies, identify their needs and develop resources to bring competitive intelligence research to help companies expand and stabilize. Recorded: March 29, 2012
Community & economic development enlightenment: asset-based vs. needs-based
Learn the distinction between needs and asset based economic development. Examine the tools and processes to be effective and hear case examples of what has worked. Recorded: February 21, 2012
Measuring economic development in the 21st century
Performance measures can help guide the allocation of resources and support your funding requests. Explore options to gauge impact and hear how to manage expectations. Recorded: January 17, 2012
Infrastructure financing: New requirements for energy efficiency
Learn more about this requirement, hear directly from the agencies and get your questions answered. Recorded: December 15, 2011
Holding court: Municipal do's and don'ts
You choose to operate a municipal court as a vital community service. Operating a court is complex. Make your court more efficient, effective and fair. Recorded: November 15, 2011
ABC's of Debt – A Look at Debt Capacity and Long-Term Borrowing
Explore short term and long term debt options, including different ways to borrow and how to avoid depleting your city’s reserves. Recorded: September 28, 2011
iPRMT: New Tools for Project Permitting
Learn more about a web-based application meant to help users develop complete and “ready-for-review” environmental review and project permitting submittals. Recorded: June 29, 2011
You be the Judge – A Look at The Hearing Examiner System
Get information on the hearing examiner system, the impact on local policy makers and how it affects your risk liability. Recorded: May 25, 2011
Are you in Legal Jeopardy?
Learn a wide variety of do's and don'ts related to city government leadership roles. Recorded: August 11, 2010
Friends, Faux Pas, Tweets and Traps: How Elected Officials Can Use Social Media and Comply with the Law
Get tips for navigating the Public Records Act, the Open Public Meetings Act, document retention laws and other legal requirements. Recorded: January 7, 2010