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:
Session 1: November 15, 2022 - Registration is closed.
Session 2: February 23, 2023
Session 3: April 20, 2023

Class times: 
Session 1: 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Session 2: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 
Session 3: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 

Non-credit training 



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 



One Ashburton Place
Room 1311
Boston, MA 02108
Last updated: July 29, 2022

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