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Municipal Basics for Elected Officials

By Tim Duhamel, Wayne Rothe

Legislation, taxation principles, budgets, infrastructure, and much more!  A top to bottom review of municipal government processes with a special focus on the needs of elected officials.

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Course Content

  1. The municipal role in residents’ lives (quality of life concept)
  2. Basics of democracy, how the process works
  3. Municipal structure explained (demystify the complexity)
  4. Council vs. administration’s role, governance concept
  5. Council meeting fundamentals – Robert’s Rules, open vs. closed session, etc.
  6. Legalities, revenue basics, municipal service menu, basic governance

January 28, 2021

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM MST

Course Info


Price:$150.00

PD Credits: 1.0

Category: Municipal Foundations

Date: Jan 28, 2021

Time:1:00 PM – 2:00 PM MST

Course Synopsis

Course Info


Price:$150.00

PD Credits: 1.0

Category: Municipal Foundations

Updated: Jan 28, 2021

Duration: 1:19:54


Course Synopsis

About the Author

Tim Duhamel is the founder and President of Bloom Centre of

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Wayne Rothe has been a Councillor in Spruce Grove, Alberta for 25 years.

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Course Description

Learn about the municipal role in residents’ lives, the basics of democracy, municipal structure, the roles of council vs. administration, and the governance concept.

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Learning Outcomes

  • The municipal role in residents’ lives (quality of life concept)

  • Basics of democracy, how the process works

  • Municipal structure explained (demystify the complexity)

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Who Should Attend?

A unique professional development experience that has benefit for all municipal staff, including small, medium and large municipalities!

The webinar focus is on the professional development needs of municipal elected officials.  CAO’s and senior administrators who deal with the governance process will also benefit.

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