The Academy of Good Governance - Governing Body Roles & Responsibilities

Broadcast Date: 
Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Class 1:  Governing Body Roles & Responsibilities

Good governance starts with understanding the roles and responsibilities of the governing body. In this kickoff session, attendees will learn what governing body members can and cannot do and the extent of their authority. The presenters will review the most important statutes applicable to governing body members for both towns and schools, with some time spent discussing the differences between them.

Presented by: Margaret Byrnes, Executive Director, NH Municipal Association Barrett Christina, Executive Director, NH School Boards Association

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). Attendees will receive education and training intended to make them more knowledgeable and effective in their governing body roles.

Attendance at the Academy is free and open to governing body members from municipalities and school districts that are members of NHMA amd Primex.

Attendees must attend all six courses to receive a Certificate of Completion.