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Roles, responsibilities and legal requirements

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

Catch the Open Government Trainings Act

With the Legislature’s passage of ESB 5964, new open government trainings act requirements go into effect for governing bodies, elected officials, and public records officers on July 1, 2014. This AWC Open Government Webinar, Catch the Open Government Trainings Act, which is designed to meet or exceed the State of Washington’s 2014 Open Government Trainings Act requirements (RCW 42.30 and 42.56).

Ethics in Local Government: Why it’s Important

The ethical decisions facing both elected officials and employees have become increasingly complex and difficult. This webinar will provide a basic understanding of unethical situations and the tools and tips to handle them. Recorded: November 19, 2014

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

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

Where’s the Line? Roles & Responsibilities of Elected Officials

Explore the roles and responsibilities of Washington city elected officials. Where’s the Line? Roles and Responsibilities of Elected Officials takes a look at the branches of government and helps you clearly understand the differences between the mayor/council and council/manager forms of government. The module also explores types of meetings and expectations and provides you practical advice and ways to check your understanding along the way. Start now!

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


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