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Wednesday, February 8

Session A, Session B, Advanced Institute and Advanced Continuing Education

Municipal Elected Officials Institute of Government


The Municipal Elected Officials Institute of Government is a training program specifically designed to provide municipal elected officials with a basic understanding of key areas of municipal government.

To graduate from the Institute, you must complete Session A and Session B and five online courses available 24/7 at (keyword: MEO). These five courses are also held once a year at various councils of governments’ locations.

Before registering, refer to your MEO Institute transcript to determine which session to take. Session A must be taken before enrolling in Session B. Transcripts are available to officials by logging on to (keyword: MEO) with your personal identification number and password. Municipal clerks have online access to transcripts for all elected officials from their municipality.

On February 8, check in at the Municipal Association’s registration desk at the Marriott beginning at 8 a.m. to pick up meeting materials. Sessions A and B begin promptly at 9 a.m. Officials must attend the entire day of training (9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.) to receive credit. Sign-in sheets are kept throughout the day. Lunch is provided. See the MEO Institute brochure for more details.

Session A

  • Agenda
    The City as an Employer
    Visioning, Strategic Planning and Goal Setting
    An Overview of Local Government Planning and Zoning
    Conducting Public Meetings

Session B 

  • Agenda
    Business License Tax Administration
    Ethics and Public Accountability
    Municipal Court as a Business
    Intergovernmental Relations
    Liability of Municipalities and Their Elected Officials


Advanced Municipal Elected Officials Institute of Government

The advanced program provides elected officials who are graduates of the Municipal Elected Officials Institute of Government an option for continuing education. Graduates can choose to attend one of two courses offered annually on the day after the Hometown Legislative Action Day and one of two courses offered each fall. To complete the Advanced Institute, you must attend four courses.

Advanced courses will begin at 9 a.m. and end at 4 p.m. Attendance for the entire day of training is required to receive credit. Sign-in sheets are kept throughout the day. Lunch is provided.

Advanced Courses (Choose one)


Advanced Continuing Education

The Advanced Continuing Education track provides the Association’s top level of graduates with a pathway to stay current on the latest issues in local government. This track is self-directed for mayors and councilmembers who seek to continually work toward being the best public servant for their cities and towns. These courses focus on current topics and will be available exclusively to Advanced MEO Institute graduates.

Advanced Continuing Education classes are offered with each advanced training session held in February and October.

Advanced Continuing Education (9 a.m. – 4 p.m.)

Change the Channel: ACE Conflict Inventory
In this session, discover your personality type and how you can use this knowledge to be an effective leader for your
municipality. Note: registering for this session will require you to complete a pre-session survey. (Morning)
Finders Keepers
Finding employees in today’s tight labor market is more challenging than ever. The ability to communicate and
interact with employees personally and professionally is a key factor in supporting employee commitment and
retention. Engaging and retaining the right employees is proving to be an increasing concern among many employers.
This session will address these issues and provide tips to assist in hiring and retention strategies. (Afternoon)