Newly elected officers, administrators, managers and long-standing elected officials may want to attend a half-day seminar on the ABCs of local government. The May 4 event is designed to give newly elected officials a jump start and to offer seasoned officers a refresher on the fundamentals of local government law, duties, and procedures.

The day begins at 8:30 a.m. at the Turnberry Country Club, 9600 Turnberry Trail, Lakewood. Registration starts at 8 a.m. and the day concludes with lunch once the program ends at 1 p.m.

You've-been-elected-2011Topics covered include local government meeting practice and procedures, Illinois “sunshine laws,” contracts, ethics and conflicts of interest rules, personnel, land use, finance and budget, and practical skills to increase effectiveness. The experienced team of Zukowski, Rogers, Flood & McArdle municipal lawyers will be available to field your questions. A representative from the McHenry County Council of Governments also will discuss the benefits of intergovernmental cooperation.

All attendees will receive a complimentary copy of Congratulations! You’ve Been Elected: Now What Do You Do? This book, now in its second edition and published by the Illinois Municipal League, serves as a useful handbook and resource for new and experienced officials.

To learn more about the seminar, please view the invitation on ZRFM’s local government law blog. To learn more about Congratulations! You’ve Been Elected: Now What Do You Do?, please view ZRFM’s books and publications page.