Governance

The Academy of Good Governance - Financial Responsibilities

Class 2:  Financial Responsibilities

This session will explain the fundamental concepts of governmental budgeting, finance and taxation.

2020 Academy for Good Governance - Governing Body Roles & Responsibilities

Class #1:  Governing Body Roles and Responsibilities

The Academy for Good Governance is a series of six courses created by NHMA and Primex, exclusively for elected governing body members (select board, town council, city council, board of aldermen, school board, and village district commissioners).

Courses are taught by experienced attorneys and staff from NHMA, Primex, HealthTrust, and the New Hampshire School Boards Association (NHSBA).

Reopening Municipal Offices

Many municipal offices and other public facilities in New Hampshire have been closed for weeks as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic although some employees have continued to work inside. Municipal officials across New Hampshire are now taking steps to make these spaces safe for residents and staff when they eventually reopen. These actions include reconfiguring public areas to allow for proper social distancing, installing plexiglass to separate staff from the public, modifying in-person visits, taking temperatures, testing employees, hand sanitizers, face masks, new signage, etc.

2020 Local Officials Workshop (May 19, 2020)

Presented by NHMA's Legal Services attorneys, these VIRTUAL workshops provide municipal officials with tools and information to effectively serve their communities. 

Topics will include the Right-to-Know Law, ethics and conflicts, effective meetings, town governance, municipal roads, budget and finance, and more. Ample time allowed for questions, answers, and discussion. 

Attendees will receive a digital copy of NHMA's 2020 edition of the publication, Knowing the Territory.

2020 Local Officials Workshop

Presented by NHMA's Legal Services attorneys, these VIRTUAL workshops provide municipal officials with tools and information to effectively serve their communities. 

Topics will include the Right-to-Know Law, ethics and conflicts, effective meetings, town governance, municipal roads, budget and finance, and more.  Ample time allowed for questions, answers, and discussion. 

Attendees will receive a digital copy of NHMA's 2020 edition of the publication, Knowing the Territory.

AG Election Checklist

Checklist from the AGS office on general election

2020 Moderators Workshop - SB 2

2020 Town & School Moderators Workshops

SB 2 Meeting

9:00 am – 1:00 pm, Saturday, January 11, 2020

NHMA Offices, 25 Triangle Park Drive, Concord

One half-day workshop for SB2 Town Meetings for newly elected and seasoned municipal officials.

2019 New Final USDOL Overtime Rule

New Final Overtime Rule Workshop for Cities and Towns

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm, Friday, December 13, 2019

NHMA Offices - 25 Triangle Park Drive, Concord

USDOL Community Outreach Specialist, Steven McKinney presented a workshop addressing the salary and compensation levels needed for workers to be exempt and reviewed how non-discretionary bonuses and incentive payments factor into the new final overtime rule which effective on January 1, 2020.

Emerging Issues: What Will Be the ‘New Normal’ in Your City?

Use of the term “new normal” has become the new normal.

The idea that transformative economic change is occurring showed up recently, for example, in “Business Week,” a Brookings report, an ABC news series, the front page of “The Wall Street Journal” and “The Economist.”

The optimistic economic vocabulary that we conventionally use disposes us toward an expectation of continuity, not radical change. Standard metaphors of the business “cycle” and “recovery” suggest a return to the status quo ante, that is, to “normal.”

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