Tug Hill Commission Sponsoring Training Webinar for
Newly Elected Officials on December 6
Published: November 10, 2023
at 04:00 p.m.
By: Press Release from Tug Hill Commission
Newly Elected Officials Training Webinar December 6
YORK Ė Experts from the Association of Towns of the State of New York will
lead an online webinar for newly elected local officials on Wednesday,
December 6 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., which will also include a
question-and-answer period. This free training opportunity is designed to
help prepare newly elected officials for their new roles. Topics to be
covered will include conflicts of interest, code of ethics and boards of
ethics, financial disclosure requirements, typical town offices and their
roles, oath of office, and preparing for your first meeting. Current
officials are also welcome to attend. Register at tinyurl.com/officialaot.
This webinar is
sponsored by the NYS Tug Hill Commission and the regionís five councils of
governments: the Cooperative Tug Hill Council, Northern Oneida County
Council of Governments, River Area Council of Governments, North Shore
Council of Governments and Salmon Rivers Council of Governments.
Sarah Brancatella is counsel and legislative director with
the Association of Towns of the State of New York (AOT). There she
coordinates AOTís legislative advocacy, regularly presents on new
legislation and other areas of interest to towns, manages AOTís amicus
brief program, and works on member inquires. Sarah
is a graduate of SUNY Geneseo and the University at Buffalo School of Law.
Lori Mithen-DeMasi received her undergraduate degree in
communications from Ithaca College and her law degree from Albany Law
School. She has been a member of AOTís legal staff since 1993 where she
provides training and legal assistance to town officials and works with the
legislature and state agencies to improve town governance and efficiency.