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Upcoming Training Opportunities
2017 AMCA Spring Training

When:   Thursday, March 30, 2017
Location:   Rio Vista Community Park
Peoria, AZ 85381
Cost (includes lunch):   $40 for AMCA members
$50 for non-AMCA members
Registration:   Click here to register.

Tentative Schedule

9:30 a.m.   Welcome
9:35 - 10:30 a.m.   Legislative Update and How a Bill Becomes a Law
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.   Open Meeting Law
11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.   Electronic Archiving
12:15 - 1:00 p.m.   Networking Lunch
1:05 - 2:00 p.m.   Public Records
2:05 - 3:05 p.m.   Concurrent Sessions
   Session 1   Liquor Licenses
   Session 2   New Clerks Opportunity to Ask Questions from Experienced Clerks
3:15 p.m.   Wrap up and questions

If you have any questions, please email or 602-258-5786.

Municipal Grant Seeking 101

When:   Thursday, April 6, 2017
Location:   League of Arizona Cities and Towns, Room 103
Time:   9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

This comprehensive training will cover the basics of seeking, finding and securing grants for municipalities including:

  • Facts versus Myths about Your Eligibility as a Grant Award Candidate
  • How to Position Your Unit of Government for Foundation and Corporate Grant Seeking
  • Finding Nonprofit Fiscal Partners
  • Forming Your Own Municipal 501C3
  • Council Resolutions Required
  • Budgeting for Cash Matching Funds
  • Developing an In-Kind Matching Funds Budget
  • Carving Out Time to Build Funder Relationships
  • Full-Time or Part-Time Grant Writing Support (Pros and Cons)
  • Arizona Grant Writing Resources (Associations and the League)
  • Review of Arizona Foundation and Corporate Funders
  • Types of Funding Request Documents
  • Letter of Inquiry - Writing Exercise
  • Letter Proposal - Discussion
  • Grant Applications: Online formats and hard copy paper or file formats
  • Researching Relevant Statistics to Support Your Grant Application
  • Crafting Measurable Goals and Objectives
  • Writing Compliance, Editing, and Funding Request Considerations
  • Next Steps after Funding
  • Next Steps When Program isn’t Funded

Who:   Dr. Beverly Browning ("Dr. Bev")

Dr. Browning brings over four decades of experience to her annual League training events. She has assisted municipal and other types of clients and previous workshop participants in winning grant awards of more than $430 million. Dr. Bev is the author of 42 grant-related publications.

Cost:   $120 (materials and lunch are included)

Those attendees present for the full workshop will have a chance to win a Chromebook computer (grand prize) and one of Dr. Bev's grant writing books (secondary prize).

Registration:   To register for the Grants Training, click here.

2017 ACAA Summer Conference

When:   June 1-2, 2017
Location:   Little America Hotel
Flagstaff, AZ

The 2017 Arizona City Attorneys Association Annual Summer Meeting will be held in Flagstaff at the Little America Resort, June 1st and 2nd.

Registration is now open.

For registration and conference information, click here.

If you have any questions regarding the registration process, please contact Christina Estes-Werther.
ASU School of Public Affairs: Graduate Information Sessions Available

Location:   University Center Building
ASU Downtown Phoenix campus
Registration:   For more information, click here.

Certified Public Manager® Program

Location:   Arizona State University
Choice of Venue: Classroom or Online
Registration:   For more information, click here.

Executive Master of Public Administration (Executive MPA)

Location:   Arizona State University
First cohort will begin May 2017
Registration:   For more information, click here.