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ILG Offers Ethics, Public Engagement Resources

The Institute for Local Government (ILG), a CSAC-sponsored organization that promotes good government at the local level is offering ethics training, help with public engagement, and their Annual Report is now available, too.

ILG Hosts Free Ethics Training in Partnership with the San Bernardino LAFCO

ILG is partnering with the San Bernardino County Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO) to hold an ethics training for the county and local special districts and cities.

The workshop on Monday, January 29 will focus on increasing transparency in variety of ways including:

  • Conscientious observance of transparency laws;
  • Concerted efforts to share information with the public about local agency operations and decision-making process; and
  • A commitment to engaging the public.

Attendees will learn tips to implement these strategies and increase the level of transparency in their communities. The workshop is free and will take place from 10 am‒noon at the Mojave Water Agency in Apple Valley. For more information and to register click here.

TIERS Public Engagement Learning Lab

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. The Institute for Local Government has developed the TIERS Public Engagement Framework & Learning Lab, a hands-on coaching and training opportunity, to help special districts improve their public engagement efforts. ILG will be holding a TIERS Public Engagement Learning Lab in Sacramento on March 13-14. 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 for more information.

ILG Releases 2017 Annual Report

ILG recently released their 2017 Annual Report. The report outlines how the organization connected with more elected officials and staff than ever before through trainings, resources and outreach. A few highlights from the year include: launching a new Public Engagement Framework and Governments Engaging Youth Toolkit; partnering with Cal-ICMA to create a Leadership and Governance Toolkit; collaborating with the League and the California State Association of Counties on their Joint Homelessness Taskforce; and facilitating over 50 trainings for local officials and staff. The report can be found here.

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