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Elected Officials Institute

 2017 NWMC Elected Officials Institute Revised Agenda

We are pleased to announce that the Northwest Municipal Conference Elected Officials Institute will be held on the evenings of Wednesday, July 26 and Wednesday, August 9.  Both sessions will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the NWMC offices, 1600 E. Golf Road, Suite 0700 in Des Plaines (on the campus of Oakton Community College).  A light dinner will be served each evening.
The Northwest Municipal Conference Elected Officials Institute is an education program designed to enrich both the freshman and seasoned elected official.  A highly interactive format allows ample opportunity for mayors/presidents, trustees/aldermen and others to exchange ideas and explore topics vital to serving as an elected official.  The 2017 agenda provides informative programs, expert presenters and in-depth discussion that will complement your service as an elected official and make the Institute a valuable experience.
The full program agenda, confirmed speakers and registration information is attached, but here is a quick listing of the sessions:
Wednesday, July 26:
  • Welcome/Introduction to the Northwest Municipal Conference and the Elected Officials Institute
  • Elements of Successful Elected Official/Staff Relations
  • Government Finance Primer
  • Communicating and Coping with Citizens
Wednesday, August 9:‚Äč
  • Intergovernmental Cooperation
  • Communicating with the Media
  • Open Meetings Act, FOIA and Parliamentary Procedure
  • Understanding & Influencing Springfield
The cost for the Institute is $75 per participant, which includes dinner, the Institute binder, all program materials and a certificate of completion.  Please complete the attached registration form and send it by Friday, July 14 to Marina Durso,