Local Gov't 101

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Name: Local Gov't 101
Date: November 23, 2019
Time: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM EST
Registration: Register Now
Event Description:
Local Government 101
November 23rd, 2019 
8:00 am to 3:00 pm 
Chester County Public Safety Training Campus  

The Western Chester County Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee is offering the Local Government 101 Training Course at no cost to you, on Saturday, November 23, from 8:00 a.m. until 3:00  p.m. at the Chester County Public Safety Training Campus, 137 Modena Road, South Coatesville.

This day long course is designed to provide a wealth of information about the many facets and operations of local governments whether this is your first election, or you are a seasoned official. We will provide a complimentary light breakfast and lunch thanks to the sponsors of the event: Unruh Turner Burke & Frees, P.C. and Siana Bellwoar. '

We have professionals in local government operations that will be providing the training. Those included in this training include attorneys, municipal planners, municipal financial experts, and representatives from local and county governments. Topics will include Introduction to Local Government 101, Financial Administration, the Sunshine Act, Right to Know Law, Employment Law, Prevailing Wage Law, Ethics Law, Public Competitive Bidding, and other topics. The session will also cover the important issues of Planning and Zoning to include Comprehensive Planning and Land Use, Regional and Multi-municipal Planning, Zoning and Land Use Law with other important topics. 

PLEASE Register for free with the red button above or contact Donna@westernchestercounty.com 


8:00 – 8:30      Registration, coffee and light breakfast
8:30 – 8:35     Welcome and Introductions – John Tobelmann, Gov't. Affairs Committee.
8:35 – 8:45      Western Chester County Council of Governments – John McHugh,                              COG President
                              ♦  What is a COG & Benefits of being part of the COG
8:45 – 9:30     Media and Public Relations - Alan Novak, Esq., Rooney Novak Isenhour Group
                          ♦ Talking to the media: Golden Rules of Government Officials
9:30 – 10:15   Municipal Law, Part 1 – Chris Gerber, Esq., Siana, Bellwoar & McAndrew
                     ♦ Overview of Judicial System    
                          ♦ Respective Roles of Elected Officials, Employees & Legal Counsel
                          ♦ Important Government documents: ordinances, personnel files, etc.
                          ♦ Hot Topics in Employment Law
                          ♦ Parliamentary Procedures (how to run a meeting w/ Jack Hines, West Bradford Township)
10:15 – 10:45  Break
10:45 – 11:30 Municipal Law, Part 2 – Amanda Sundquist, Esq., Unruh Turner Burke & Frees
                            ♦ Sunshine Law-What may be discussed behind closed doors?
                          ♦ Ethics Law
                          ♦ Public Competitive Bidding
                          ♦ Prevailing Wage Law
                          ♦ Ordinances and Resolutions
11:30 – 12:15  Financial Administration – Jack Hines, West Bradford Township
                            ♦ Municipal Budgets
                          ♦ Financial Reports/Oversights
                          ♦ Annual State and Federal Filing Requirements
                          ♦ Pitfalls to Avoid
12:15 – 1:00    Lunch-Chester County Department of Community Development – Pat Bokovitz
                         ♦  Overview – the Community Development’s role with local government
      Chester County Planning Commission- Kevin Myers
                         ♦  Overview - the Planning Commission's Role with local government, the                             Vision Partnership Program & Landscapes 3  
1:00 – 1:45      Planning and Zoning – Anthony T. Verwey, Esq., Gawthrop Greenwood, & Jack Hines, West Bradford Township
                        ♦ Comprehensive Planning and Land Use
                          ♦ Regional and Multi-municipal Planning    
                          ♦ Zoning Ordinances
                          ♦ Zoning and Land Use Law
1:45 – 2:30   Regional Cooperation - Andrew Rau, Esq. Unruh Turner Burke & Frees
                        ♦  Selected Concepts in Multi-Municipal Cooperation
2:30 – 3:00      Questions & Answers
Chester County Public Safety Training Campus 
South Coatesville 

Date/Time Information:
November 23, 2019 
8:00 am - 3:00 pm 

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