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Conference on structure organization of county government Saturday, March 17

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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.

Featured speakers: 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.

The event* 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.

Jim Jessup, 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.

Advance registration is not required.


Posted 3/7/2018




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