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Governing Essentials for Local Elected Officials: The Basic Course

Designed for newly elected officials (or experienced officials seeking a refresher), this introductory series promotes a high-level of understanding of topics essential to services as a local council, board, or commission member.

Program begins Friday, March 1, 2024
Registration opens January 2024


  • Two full-day, in-person workshops (held in Central Ohio)
  • One field trip (Bellefontaine)
  • Three half-day, virtual workshops


  • Governance
    Friday, March 1, 9-3, in-person, Columbus area
  • Economic Development- Fundamentals
    Wednesday, March 6, 9-12, virtual
  • Infrastructure Public Works, Planning and Development
    Wednesday, March 20, 9-12, virtual
  • Economic Development – Field Trip to Bellefontaine
    Wednesday, April 3, 9-3, leaving from Dublin
  • Budgeting and Finance
    Wednesday, April 17, 9-12, virtual
  • Safety and Communications/ Current Trends in Local Government
    Friday, April 26, 9-3, in-person, OHIO Dublin Campus

Contact for any questions.