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News from the Institute for Local Government


News from the Institute for Local Government

This monthly newsletter features ILG news and resources as well as upcoming events of interest to local officials, staff and residents across California

April 2018

Support ILG on the Big Day of Giving

The Big Day of Giving is a 24-hour online giving challenge that brings people together to raise money and celebrate all of the incredible work that nonprofits do.

ILG is participating to help raise unrestricted funds to support California’s local governments and the communities they serve. If you believe that good government starts with well-informed leaders with access to trusted and impartial resources and that supporting good government at the local level is an investment in California’s future, we hope you will support us on May 3rd.

For more information, click here.

We’re Hiring!

We are currently recruiting for a Program Coordinator II for the Sustainable Communities Program. The primary responsibility of the position is to support the ILG’s Beacon Program which encourages and supports voluntary local action on climate change. The position carries out program activities related to sustainable economic development, climate change, land use, active transportation, energy efficiency, recycling, and health and the built environment.

More information on this career opportunity can be found here.

Webinar: AB 1661 Sexual Harassment Prevention Training

We are partnering with the League of California Cities on a AB 1661 Sexual Harassment Prevention Training Webinar. AB 1661 requires local agency officials to receive two hours of sexual harassment prevention training and education within the first six months of taking office and every two years thereafter if the agency provides any type of compensation, salary or stipend to those officials. Join us on April 25 from 10:00AM – 12:00PM.

Click here to register.

Webinar attendees must be present at a computer to participate, and confirmation of active participation will be determined by answering a series of questions via email following the webinar.

Each attendee must have an individual registration in order to receive a certificate of completion.

The League and Institute for Local Government recommend that city officials consult with their city attorney to confirm this webinar satisfies the requirements of the local agency.

TIERS Learning Lab Registration Now Open

Local governments throughout California are applying a variety of public engagement strategies and approaches to address issues ranging from land use and budgeting to climate change and public safety. We have developed a framework any city can use to plan and implement its public engagement efforts. The TIERS Public Engagement Framework for Local Governments and TIERS Learning Lab support city officials and staff’s use of deliberative planning to better engage the public.

ILG will be holding a TIERS Public Engagement Learning Lab in San Diego on June 5-6.

By participating in the TIERS Learning Lab, staff and electeds will learn how to utilize, customize and implement the TIERS tools and processes. The TIERS Learning Lab will help you build and manage successful public engagement in order to support local government work, stakeholder input and project success.

Click here to learn more about registering for the June Learning Lab and about future training opportunities.

CSAC Seeks County Best Practices for Annual Challenge Awards

The Call for Entries is now open for the 2018 CSAC Challenge Awards, which spotlight California counties’ most innovative programs. These unique awards recognize the creative and committed spirit of our California counties as they find new, cost-effective ways to provide programs and services to residents.

Learn more about how to submit your county’s program here.

Entry Deadline: Friday, June 22, 2018

Beacon and Spotlight Award Application Now Open

Want to showcase your community’s sustainability efforts? The Beacon and Spotlight Award application is now open for Beacon participants!

The Beacon Program provides a framework for local governments to share best practices that create healthier, more vibrant and sustainable communities.

To be considered for an award in 2018, agencies must become participants and submit data by Friday, June 1st.

Become a Participant

Through your agency’s participation in the Beacon Program, you will have the opportunity to share, learn and connect with other local agencies that are implementing sustainability best practices, saving energy and reducing GHG emissions. ILG provides resources and technical support to assist participants on their journey. There is no deadline to apply to participate in the program.

Learn how to become a participant here.

Participants: Apply for a Beacon or Spotlight Award here!

 Spanish-Language Leadership Academies Build Trust and Civic Participation

Cities throughout California are conducting Spanish-language leadership academies to build the civic knowledge and participation of Latino residents. ILG’s Sarah Rubin wrote an article for Western City Magazine highlighting cities that are conducting Spanish-Language Leadership Academies and the benefits from this type of training on the community. Read more

View more resources to help local governments navigate language access issues here.

ILG offers language interpretation equipment on a loan basis that is easy for interpreters and meeting participants to use. For more information, contact Hanna Stelmakhovych.

Partner News

LCW Webinar: Maximizing Your Agency’s Position

Thursday, April 26th 10AM – 11AM

This webinar will identify common problems in labor contracts regarding grievance and disciplinary procedures, and recommend best practices.
Read more here.

Taborda Solutions Webinar: Ditch the Document Routing Folder

Wednesday May 2nd, 10AM – 11AM

Learn how to: eliminate routing folders and lost forms by managing forms electronically; reduce errors with required fields; and support employees with context-sensitive help and detailed instructions.

Read more here.

MMASC 2018 Women’s Leadership Summit

The Municipal Management Association of Southern California’s 2018 Women’s Leadership Summit will take place 5/9 and feature sessions on How Successful Executives “Do It All,” Tools & Techniques to Address Sexual Harassment & Misconduct among others.

Read more here.


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