Basic Training for Municipal Secretaries and Administrators (2-28-23)
Do you know what is expected of you in your position as municipal secretary or administrator? Determining what your role is, whether you are new to the job or not, can be challenging. Laws and regulations change frequently. Knowing how to accurately complete and file forms and communicate with elected officials and the public is a full-time job.
These one-day courses are intended to help new municipal secretaries and administrators understand and carry out the responsibilities of their jobs more effectively. Veteran staff may find the course to be a valuable refresher. Staff from the Governor’s Center for Local Government Services, as well as experienced local government officials, will serve as instructors for these sessions. Instructors will review a number of topics that attendees need to be familiar with including: budgeting, purchasing, advertising and meeting management.
Course material is based on both legal requirements of the job and on practical experience. It may be helpful to have your copy of the Borough Code or Township Code with you. The recent codification of the Borough Code, along with changes in procurement laws will be covered this year.