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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

 

WATERTOWN, NEW 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.

 

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