Municipal Officials Training Academy

Seminars

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Being “Social” in the Modern World

Presenter discusses how municipalities can balance engagement and information sharing on social media platforms while remaining compliant with the 1st Amendment.

Municipal Contracts & Purchasing

Presenter discusses statutory considerations in public contracts, requirements, key terms, and best practices.

Economic Development Incentives 101

Presenters discuss the many economic development incentives available to Missouri municipalities and best practices.

Emergency Preparedness

Presenter discusses how to educate residents and business owners on how best to prepare for natural disasters.

Parliamentary Procedure

Presenter discusses the purposes of parliamentary procedure, common rules, and best practices.

Know Your Boards & Commissions

Presenter discusses the purposes and powers of the different types of municipal boards and commissions.

2023 Legislative Update

Presenter discusses the outcomes of the 2023 Missouri legislative session and predictions for next year.

Police Matters

Presenter discusses unique issues presented to local governments related to police departments and policing.

Election Law Update

Presenter discusses recent changes in election law and the impacts on filing dates and voting requirements, recent pending litigation, and best practices.

Municipal Accounting & ARPA Update

Presenter discusses basic practices over governmental reporting, as well as providing an American Rescue Plan Act (“ARPA”) update.

Redistricting: A Decennial Disruption

Presenter discusses the federal constitutional and statutory obligations for redistricting, the process and criteria of redistricting, the responsibilities of governing bodies, and best practices.

2022 Legislative Update

Presenters discuss the outcomes of the 2022 Missouri legislative session and predictions for next year.

Local Government 101

Presenter discusses local government institutions, roles and responsibilities for newly elected officials, and best practices.

From Planning to Zoning

Presenter discusses the fundamentals of planning an zoning, practical tips for zoning issues, and best practices.

Public Official Ethics Overview

Presenter discusses governmental ethics law relevant to municipal officials in Missouri, including conflict of interest law, use of public funds, and Missouri Ethics Commission enforcement and resources.

American Rescue Plan Act

Presenters discuss the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) including: uses for funds, guidelines, potential impact, and frequently asked questions.

State Public Works Contracts

Presenter discusses what is legally required to be in state public works contracts: payment bonds, prevailing wage determinations, payment provisions, OSHA requirements, and best practices.

2021 Legislative Review

Presenters discuss the outcomes of the 2021 Missouri legislative session and predictions for next year.

Sunshine Law

Presenter discusses day-to-day compliance with the Missouri Sunshine Law, records requests and retention, and best practices.

Employment and Labor Law & COVID-19

Presenter discusses the impact of COVID-19 in relation to personnel policies, medical leave, employer liability and more.

Social Media Policy

Presenter discusses social media policy. Please note, due to a download error, there is no recording available for this presentation.

City Clerk 101

Presenters discuss the role of City Clerk, including: descriptions of the job, requests for public records, licensing, and other city policies related to filling this role. Please note, due to a download error, there is no recording available for this presentation.

Fraud in Local Government

Presenter discusses occupational fraud, including keys to identifying red flags and prevention, and best practices.

Public Works Contracts

Presenter discusses public works contracts, the legal requirements of the updated prevailing wage law, and best practices moving forward.

2018 Legislative Update

Presenter discusses the outcomes of the 2018 Missouri legislative session and predictions for next year.

City Cyber Threats and Solutions

Presenters discuss common threats cities face in the cyber world, as well as solutions and legal impacts.

Fundamentals of Land Use

Presenter discusses the fundamentals of land use, including plan adoption procedure, zoning standards, subdivision, and the Administrative Review process.

General Seminars

Being “Social” in the Modern World

Presenter discusses how municipalities can balance engagement and information sharing on social media platforms while remaining compliant with the 1st Amendment.

Emergency Preparedness

Presenter discusses how to educate residents and business owners on how best to prepare for natural disasters.

Parliamentary Procedure

Presenter discusses the purposes of parliamentary procedure, common rules, and best practices.

Know Your Boards & Commissions

Presenter discusses the purposes and powers of the different types of municipal boards and commissions.

Police Matters

Presenter discusses unique issues presented to local governments related to police departments and policing.

Redistricting: A Decennial Disruption

Presenter discusses the federal constitutional and statutory obligations for redistricting, the process and criteria of redistricting, the responsibilities of governing bodies, and best practices.

Local Government 101

Presenter discusses local government institutions, roles and responsibilities for newly elected officials, and best practices.

Public Official Ethics Overview

Presenter discusses governmental ethics law relevant to municipal officials in Missouri, including conflict of interest law, use of public funds, and Missouri Ethics Commission enforcement and resources.

Social Media Policy

Presenter discusses social media policy. Please note, due to a download error, there is no recording available for this presentation.

City Clerk 101

Presenters discuss the role of City Clerk, including: descriptions of the job, requests for public records, licensing, and other city policies related to filling this role. Please note, due to a download error, there is no recording available for this presentation.

City Cyber Threats and Solutions

Presenters discuss common threats cities face in the cyber world, as well as solutions and legal impacts.

Budgeting & Revenue

Economic Development Incentives 101

Presenters discuss the many economic development incentives available to Missouri municipalities and best practices.

Municipal Accounting & ARPA Update

Presenter discusses basic practices over governmental reporting, as well as providing an American Rescue Plan Act (“ARPA”) update.

American Rescue Plan Act

Presenters discuss the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) including: uses for funds, guidelines, potential impact, and frequently asked questions.

Elections

Election Law Update

Presenter discusses recent changes in election law and the impacts on filing dates and voting requirements, recent pending litigation, and best practices.

HR / Employment

Employment and Labor Law & COVID-19

Presenter discusses the impact of COVID-19 in relation to personnel policies, medical leave, employer liability and more.

Fraud in Local Government

Presenter discusses occupational fraud, including keys to identifying red flags and prevention, and best practices.

Land Use / Planning

From Planning to Zoning

Presenter discusses the fundamentals of planning an zoning, practical tips for zoning issues, and best practices.

Fundamentals of Land Use

Presenter discusses the fundamentals of land use, including plan adoption procedure, zoning standards, subdivision, and the Administrative Review process.

Legislation

2023 Legislative Update

Presenter discusses the outcomes of the 2023 Missouri legislative session and predictions for next year.

2022 Legislative Update

Presenters discuss the outcomes of the 2022 Missouri legislative session and predictions for next year.

2021 Legislative Review

Presenters discuss the outcomes of the 2021 Missouri legislative session and predictions for next year.

Sunshine Law

Presenter discusses day-to-day compliance with the Missouri Sunshine Law, records requests and retention, and best practices.

2018 Legislative Update

Presenter discusses the outcomes of the 2018 Missouri legislative session and predictions for next year.

Municipal Contracts

Municipal Contracts & Purchasing

Presenter discusses statutory considerations in public contracts, requirements, key terms, and best practices.

State Public Works Contracts

Presenter discusses what is legally required to be in state public works contracts: payment bonds, prevailing wage determinations, payment provisions, OSHA requirements, and best practices.

Public Works Contracts

Presenter discusses public works contracts, the legal requirements of the updated prevailing wage law, and best practices moving forward.