A conference on the
organization and structure of county government will held from 8:30 to 11:30
a.m. Saturday, March 17, at the Dworkin Student Services and Activities
Center at Purdue University Northwest Westville Campus.
David Bottorf, executive director of the Association of Indiana Counties (AIC);
and Jacque Clements, director of professional development and corporate
relations for AIC.
Bottorf has headed
the AIC since 2004, and prior to that was legislative director for the AIC.
He also served as a member of the staff for the Indiana House of
Representatives for more than ten years.
Before joining AIC,
Clements served as a county auditor in two counties, a county recorder, and
then as a member of the Indiana House of Representatives.
The conference will
begin with an overview of the organization and structure of county
government and will then explore the role, function, and interaction of
county commissioners, council members and other elected officials in
governing a county. There will also be a session on the elections process
for county government which will cover required qualifications, terms of
office, role of political parties, etc.
sponsoerd by the League of Women Voters of LaPorte County, the LaPorte
County Better Government Study Group, the LaPorte County Chapter of the
NAACP, and Leadership LaPorte County* is open to the public without charge.
co-chair of the Better Government Study Group, said that this conference is
the third in a series of educational opportunities to learn more about local
government and citizen involvement. “We are grateful that the Association of
Indiana Counties is providing the faculty for this conference and that
Purdue University Northwest is making it possible for us to meet in the
Dworkin Center,” Jessup said.
registration is not required.