Training

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A fundamental mission of the Center is to provide training on ethics and integrity to city officials.  Our sessions include an overview of state laws, professional codes of conduct, and a discussion of Best Practices.  We speak at conference, seminars, in-house staff development events, and professional certification programs.  Since our formation, the Center has conducted 8 training sessions statewide.

November 30, 2016: Alan and Randy Van Vleck, General Counsel for the New Mexico Municipal League, presented Integrity at City Hall at the New Mexico Attorneys Association Winter Meeting & Seminar.

Presentation: Integrity at City Hall

November 4, 2016: Alan and Shannon presented Planning with Integrity at the American Planning Association Conference.

Presentation: Planning with Integrity

October 20, 2016: Dottie provided the luncheon presentation: Ethics in Practice Before Administrative Bodies, for the Texas Coalition of Cities for Utility Issues (TCCFUI).

Resources:
The Advent of State and Local Lobby Regulations and the Legal and Ethical Considerations for Attorneys; Ross Fischer, (June 2013)
Texas Ethics Commission Home Page

September 9, 2016: Alan provided Ethics & Codes of Conduct on behalf of TCME at the Central Texas Council of Governments 2016 Municipal Training Seminar. Download the presentation here.
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August 25, 2016: Alan provided Ethics & Open Government training for the South Plains Chapter of TMCA, Inc., at a retreat in Ransom Canyon.  Download the presentation here.

South Plains Retreat

July 20, 2016: The Texas Center for Municipal Ethics held its first Ethics & Open Government training Wednesday in El Paso for elected officials and city staff.  Six municipalities were represented at the seminar and several municipal affiliations including the Rio Grand Council of Governments participated in the educational experience.
Top to Bottom: Mayor Maya Sanchez – San Eliario, Alan Bojorquez, Mayor Oscar Leeser – El Paso.

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July 17,  2016: Dottie Palumbo presented on ethics at the Missouri Municipal Attorneys Association Seminar 2016.
MissouriMAAJuly 8,  2016:  Dottie Palumbo spoke on Conflicts of Interest at the City Hall Essentials seminar.

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June 24, 2016:  The Arkansas City Attorney Association was an active and receptive audience for Alan’s presentation on Ethics & Integrity at City Hall.

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June 6, 2016: Alan delivered the Graduation Address for the 2016 Certified Public Manager (CPM) Program, The Means is an End: Democracy is Process not just an Outcome.

May 4, 2016: Ross spoke on Revolving Door & State Bar Rules at the UT School of Law’s 20th Annual Land Use Conference in Austin.

April 17, 2016:  The Center hosted the Wonk Breakfast on Ethics & Integrity at City Hall at the International Municipal Lawyers Association (IMLA) conference in Washington, DC.

October 8, 2015:  Alan and Dottie presented Integrity in Public Service: Laws & Codes of Conduct at the APA Texas Chapter Conference.Ethics.APA Conference 2015.AB.DP

July 25, 2015:  Alan presented Integrity in Public Service: Laws & Codes of Conduct for the Capital Chapter of City Secretaries/Clerks.

June 3, 2015:  Alan presented Ethics in Public Service: Laws & Codes of Conduct during a municipal workshop he conducted for the City of Lakeway.

April 10, 2015:  Alan presented Ethics in Public Service: Laws & Codes of Conduct to the Certified Public Managers Program and the American Society of Public Administration at the University of Texas for their annual conference.

February 18, 2015:  As a Texas Tech Alumni, Alain was honored to be the Luncheon Speaker and panel moderator at the Ethics in Public Service event. Texas_Tech2

September 9, 2014:  The City of Buda provided basic ethics training for all its elected and appointed officials. This training was presented by Ross Fischer.

Training Programs

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