New Commissioners Orientation

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New Commissioners Orientation TENTATIVE Program Agenda* 

Thursday-Friday, January 12-13, 2023
Hotel Topeka at City Center
Topeka, Kansas

*(Times and sessions are subject to change as presenters are scheduled and confirmed.)

Thursday, January 12, 2023

7:00 – 8 am               Registration and Breakfast 

8:00 – 8:15 am         Welcome and Introductions  

8:15 – 9:30 am         County Government 101 

9:30 – 10:00 am       Refreshment Break and Photo Session 

10:00 – 10:45 am     The Commissioner’s Job Description 

10:45 am – 12:15 pm          The Commission(er)’s Role in Ensuring Transparency, Complying with the Kansas Open Meetings Act, and Running/Participating in Effective Meetings

12:15 – 1:15 pm       Lunch

1:15 pm                      The 3 Major Policy Arenas: Public Health, Public Safety & Public Works

1:15 – 1:55 pm         1st of 3: Public Health

1:55 – 2:35 pm         2nd of 3: Public Safety

2:35 – 2:50 pm         Stretch Break

2:50 – 3:30 pm         3rd of 3: Public Works

3:30 – 3:45 pm         Refreshment Break

3:30 – 4:00 p.m.       Balancing Your Commissioner Role with Your Personal Life

4:00 – 5:00 pm         Lincoln County v. Nielander Revisited: A discussion of the powers and obligations of elected county officials and how things “ought” to work. 

5:00 – 5:10 pm         Reflections & Reactions

5:15 – 6:30 pm         Reception & Dinner
                                    Generously sponsored by KCAMP & KWORCC

 

Friday, January 13, 2023

7:00 – 8:00 am         Breakfast

8:00 – 8:10 am         Opening Context & Overnight Reflections      

8:10 – 8:50 am         Managing Financial Risk: Property/Casualty/Liability Exposures

8:50 – 9:30 am         Managing Financial Risk: Employee Safety and Workers Compensation

9:30 – 9:45 am         Refreshment Break

9:45 – 10:30 am.      The County’s Voice at the National Level: The National Association of Counties (NACo)

10:30 – 11:30 am     The Commissioner’s Job through the Rear View Mirror: What We Wish We Had Known

11:30 – 11:50 am     Closing Remarks & What’s Next

11:50 am                   Adjourn