Municipal Bootcamp 2021: Session Five – Come One, Come All to the Greastest Show On… Well….
New for 2021 Hancock Estabrook and the MRB Group are rolling out a new FREE annual training program to assist local governments, town officials, and planning and zoning boards.
The program will include 10 hours of remote training designed to provide a comprehensive education that encompasses all aspects of municipal governance. Each program in the series will be provided remotely on the fourth Thursday of each month with subject matter experts from the MRB Group and knowledgeable attorneys from Hancock Estabrook, LLP. Topics will be lively, useful and – potentially as important – qualify for the education requirements for members of Planning Boards and Zoning Boards of Appeals.
Thursday, May 27, 2021
SESSION 5: COME ONE, COME ALL TO THE GREATEST SHOW ON…WELL…
Building Policy Champions through Public Engagement
Cynicism among constituents is raging on all levels of government. In local government, you’re closest to the people, and nothing is closer to them than land use. Meeting minimum requirements is nice, but it will take more than that to build the public trust. This session will walk you through the basics of the New York State Open Meetings Law, the Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) then layer on some best practices with respect to getting stakeholders plugged into projects from the start.