Teaches county commissioner roles and responsibilities and the structure of county government; Explore the basics of county finance; Learn best practices for leading and participating in public meetings; Network with other elected officials.

To help new county commissioners achieve success we encourage you to attend one of the seven New County Commissioner Workshops, designed to help them learn about the challenges and responsibilities of this new role.

For nearly 50 years, Michigan State University Extension and Michigan Association of Counties have offered this workshop series and other educational opportunities for new and returning commissioners, administrators and county officials.

Participants in the New County Commissioner Workshops will:

  • Explore the complexity of governance in today’s world.
  • Learn more about their roles and responsibilities.
  • Gain an initial understanding of county finance.
  • Learn the questions to ask when making decisions on policy issues.
  • Network with other commissioners.

Workshop participants will receive a copy of the newly revised Guide to Michigan County Government (5th Edition) at a discounted rate!

We encourage your participation in one of the workshops and look forward to meeting with you.

Who Should Attend?

Although targeted for newly elected county commissioners, experienced board members, county administrative officials, county clerks and treasurers are all invited to attend.

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