Program for Community Vitality in AAEC to Sponsor Training Programs for Local Officials in 2000
Farm Business Management Update, December 1999
By Michael Chandler
The Program for Community Vitality (PCV), housed in the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics (AAEC), will offer a broad range of training programs designed to assist local elected and appointed officials in discharging their duties and responsibilities efficiently and effectively.
As we begin a new year and a new century, the AAEC through its PCV, looks forward to building on the training successes it has already had. Questions regarding any of the programs can be addressed to Michael Chandler at (540) 231-9406 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Virginia County Supervisors Conference. This biannual conference provides newly elected members of county boards of supervisors with a solid introduction to Virginia county government and county government issues. The conference is sponsored by the AAEC, the Virginia Association of Counties, and the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service at the University of Virginia. The 2000 conference will be held in Richmond January 5-7, 2000.
Virginia County Board Chairmens' Institute. Offered annually since 1992, the institute provides county board chairmen with a comprehensive overview of their duties, powers, and responsibilities. The institute is sponsored by AAEC in collaboration with the Virginia Association of Counties and the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service. The 2000 Institute will be held February 10-12 in Richmond. A brochure announcing the program will be mailed December 10, 1999, to all Virginia counties.
Virginia Certified Planning Commissioners' Program. First offered in 1985, this ten-week program introduces local planning commissioners to their powers, duties, and responsibilities. The program also reviews the legal foundations of planning, the tools of comprehensive planning, and issues associated with planning in a democratic society. The program features 30 hours of classroom instruction and nine weeks of homestudy. The 35th class will begin March 6-7, 2000, in Richmond. The closing session will be held May 16-17, 2000, in Charlottesville. The 36th class will likely be held in Blacksburg June-August, 2000, and the 37th class will begin October 9-11, 2000, in Natural Bridge and will conclude December 14-15, 2000, in Charlottesville. More than 1,200 people representing more than 200 different local governments have completed the program.
Virginia Certified Boards of Zoning Appeals' Program. First offered in 1988, this ten-week program provides members of local boards of zoning appeals with a comprehensive introduction to their powers, duties, and responsibilities. The program focuses on zoning, variance, and hardship case law. The 16th class will begin March 22-23, 2000, and will be held in Richmond. The closing session will be June 1-2, most likely in Charlottesville. To date, nearly 600 people have completed the program.
Institute for Newly Elected Municipal Officials. Offered in even numbered years, the two-day institute provides newly elected members of city and town councils with a broadly-defined introduction to municipal governance and municipal issues. The program is jointly sponsored by AAEC, the Virginia Municipal League, and the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service. The 2000 Institute will be held in Charlottesville, most likely in August.
Virginia Mayors Institute. Offered biannually, the institute provides mayors with a comprehensive overview of their duties, powers, and responsibilities. The institute is sponsored by AAEC, the Virginia Municipal League, and the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service. The 2000 institute will be held in Charlottesville, most likely in August.
Virginia Institute for Planning Commissioners. Offered each October, this program provides new as well as veteran members of local planning commissions with cutting-edge information regarding Virginia planning issues, opportunities, and challenges common to most Virginia localities. AAEC sponsors the program in cooperation with the Virginia Citizens Planning Association. The 2000 Institute will be held October 9-11 in Natural Bridge.
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