The 2022 Municipal Bootcamp
Hancock Estabrook and MRB Group are offering a free annual training program to assist local governments, municipal 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 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.
2022 Municipal Bootcamp Program
Thursday, September 22, 2022 – 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
SESSION 8: WHAT NOT TO SAY AND WHAT REALLY NOT TO DO
Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
Federal and state laws surrounding sexual harassment and related workplace infractions, while seemingly common sense, can be complex and impactful to your work. New York’s laws impact nearly every element of local government operations, including volunteer boards! This session focuses on elements of state and federal law that seek to address workplace conduct issues, and on the expectations of you as a board or staff member when it comes to this critical topic.
Thursday, October 27, 2022 – 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
SESSION 9: A HISTORY LESSON
Managing Projects with Historic Significance
Our geographic landscape is dotted with historic places and buildings. These spaces present unique challenges when it comes to community development. This session will focus on the impacts of project review associated with potentially historic structures, where opportunities lie with respect to preservation, and how to weigh the value of preservation against other elements of community development.
Thursday, December 22, 2022 – 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
SESSION 10: SANTA’S NICE AND NAUGHTY LIST
The Best and Worst of 2022
We’ll close out the year with a fun session on who got it really right and who might have missed the boat in 2022. We’ll provide case studies on the best examples of great development review, and a few pitfalls discovered by your neighbors that you should avoid going into the New Year.