Event Profile

Board Series: Effective Public Comment and Public Hearings

Date(s):
August 25, 2020
Venue:
Online
Online
Vancouver, WA 98662 
Description:

Who Should Attend:

Any utility board member, board chair, or leader who is involved with board meetings and procedures.

Related Events:

A How-To Series on Board Meetings, July 14-September 22, 2020

Webinar Overview:

How does public comment differ from public hearings? What is the best way to manage these forms of community input? We will present tried-and-true guidelines to help you receive public comment effectively. We will also address what to include in the minutes. Includes three reference articles: "Danger Will Robinson! Public Comment Ahead!," "Guidelines for Public Comment in Local Government Meetings," and "Roundtable Community Workshops."

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain the difference between public hearings and public comment
  • Decide which guidelines and time limits will best serve your community
  • Describe best practices for taking public input during your board meetings
  • List the ways that board members can be responsive, and appear responsive, to their public

Webinar Instructor:

Ann Macfarlane, Professional Registered Parliamentarian, Jurassic Parliament

Webinar Schedule:

The webinar will be held from 10-11 a.m. Pacific Time. Attendees will be admitted 15 minutes before the webinar begins. Recordings are available for attendees after the webinar.

How to Participate:

Instructions will be emailed to attendees 12 hours before the webinar and we recommend that you test the link to the meeting as soon as you get the instructions. This webinar will use GoTo Webinar, and is best viewed using Chrome as your browser. We recommend that you use a landline for both your phone and your internet connections.

The single-attendee rates and multiple-attendee rates are listed below. Because we manage our webinars on an honor-system, we ask that you contact Mike Hyatt-Evenson at (360) 816-1445 or mike@nwppa.org to register multiple people from your utility at a discounted rate.

Webinar Fees:

Individual Attendee Registration:

This webinar:

    Utility Member Rate: $70
    Associate Member Rate: $105

All 10 webinars:

    Utility Member Rate: $900
    Associate Member Rate: $1,350

(Please visit A How-To Series on Board Meetings to register for the complete series and receive the above discounted rate.)


Unlimited Attendee Registration*:

    This webinar:

      Utility Member Rate: $175
      Associate Member Rate: $265

    All 10 webinars:

      Utility Member Rate: $2,250
      Associate Member Rate: $3,375

*If your organization would like to send multiple attendees to this webinar or the full series, please contact Mike Hyatt-Evenson at (360) 816-1445 or mike@nwppa.org for further details.


Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations are accepted, with full refund, if request is made at least 30 days prior to the course. Within 30 days, fees are as follows: 15-29 days, $100; 1-14 days or no show, 100% of registration fee. When possible, please send a substitute instead of canceling; NWPPA does not charge a fee for substitutions.

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For More Information:

To find out more about this course, to register, or to learn about other events, view the Training and Event Catalog.

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Ann Macfarlane
Organization: Jurassic Parliment

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