This monthly newsletter features ILG news and resources as well as upcoming events of interest to local officials, staff and residents across California
Don’t Miss the Next TIERS Public Engagement Training
Not getting the results you want from your public engagement efforts? Enroll in ILG’s TIERS Public Engagement Learning Lab and receive customized coaching and learn a step-by-step framework to successfully plan and implement your next public engagement effort. This comprehensive training and coaching program can apply to a variety of efforts ranging from housing and climate change to budgeting and public safety.
ILG will be holding the next TIERS Public Engagement Learning Lab in West Sacramento on January 23-24.
Upcoming Conferences – Clerks, Fire Chiefs and Municipal Finance
Registration is open for three concurrent League conferences in mid-December at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Embarcadero.
Fire Chiefs Leadership Seminar: Dec. 12–13 is designed for fire chiefs, chief officers, union leadership, and other fire services leaders. During the two-day seminar, attendees can participate in a variety of discussions on challenging leadership topics including succession planning, labor relations, emergency response, late breaking changes in EMS and more.
Municipal Finance Institute: Dec. 12–13 brings together over 150 finance directors and other municipal finance experts from throughout California for professional development and discussion on current topics. This important event will feature legal and elections updates, an economic outlook presentation by economics professor Dr. Peter Rupert, and a session on sales tax with the Nick Maduros, director of the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration.
The consistent challenges posed by climate change are increasing the need for local leaders and emergency management professionals to update their policies and procedures related to public safety. Many local governments statewide are finding that their current plans do not account for changing demographics, new technologies or the dramatic toll that public safety and disaster recovery expenditures can have on local government budgets. Read more.