Boards and Commissions: Know Your Responsibilities

This 3-hour webinar is essential for every member of a public board, commission, committee or authority, as well as for public officials who regularly interact with public boards.

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Attendees will learn about some of the tools needed to successfully conduct public board activity, oversee their organizations, and ensure public money is spent appropriately.  Attendees will also learn how to identify and prevent fraud, waste and abuse and how to comply with key legal requirements applicable to public boards.   

Class dates: No session.


Non-credit training 


  • Registration closes two weeks before the class start date. 
  • Blackboard® or other virtual platform login details will be emailed to registrants.


This training can be customized for your jurisdiction. 

Standard format:

  • Fiduciary duties and responsibilities
  • Public Records Law
  • Open Meeting Law
  • Running effective meetings 

Optional format: 

  • Contract management 
  • Ethics requirements for members of boards and commissions
  • Managing executive contracts
  • Preventing and detecting fraud, waste and abuse
  • Prevailing wage 
  • Procurement laws 
  • Tools for effective oversight 


Last updated: April 22, 2023

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