Upcoming Training Opportunities

League Mini Sessions: Arizona Municipal Government Fundamentals 

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The Basics of Budget Preparation in Arizona During COVID-19

When: Wednesday, February 24
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (this includes a break for lunch)
Location:  Zoom virtual

Budgets are the annual financial plan that a city or town uses to deliver services to its citizens for each fiscal year. It sets the framework for the implementation of the services and is one of the most important processes a city or town undergoes each year.

With COVID-19, this has been even more challenging for Cities/Towns. This session will cover how a budget is developed with revenue and expenditure projections, the impact COVID-19 has had on budgets and how it can be effectively communicated to elected officials, staff and citizens.

Who: Pat Walker, Principal Owner, Pat Walker Consulting

Cost: $40

Registration: To register for the Budget training, please click here

Link to Zoom webinar will be sent to all attendees two days before the event.

For questions on any of these trainings, please call 602-258-5786 or email league@azleague.org


Broadband 101: The Basics of Broadband for Arizona’s Rural Communities, what is Currently in Place and What the Future holds for Broadband in Arizona

When: Wednesday, March 17
Where: Zoom virtual
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon

Part 1: Basics and Definitions
The first part will cover the basics of broadband, defining terms including: broadband, middle mile, last mile, wire, fiber etc.

Part 2: Middle Mile and State Programs
The second part of the session will explore what is currently in place regarding Broadband in Arizona, what programs the state has in place to assist in rural broadband development and how cities can utilize the current tools and grants the state has for their broadband needs.

Part 3: Last Mile and Rural Arizona
Part three will explore what issues and challenges rural Arizona is having with broadband, why it is so important to the economic development and viability of the future of our rural communities, and possible solutions and strategies needed to ensure a viable future for broadband in rural Arizona.

Part 4: Panel Discussion with Group Regarding Real World Broadband and Panels Experience
The last section will be a Q and A with the panel

Speakers:
Terry Cooper, retired Graham County Manager
John Lucas, retired Graham County CIO, State of Arizona Communication Network project manager, CSA
Jim Palmer, retired Graham County Board of Supervisor, CSA president
Karen Ziegler, retired State of Arizona, FirstNet, 911 & Rural Broadband Coordinator, Certified Grant Writer

Cost: $25

Registration: To register for the Budget training, please click here

Link to Zoom webinar will be sent to all attendees two days before the event.

For questions on any of these trainings, please call 602-258-5786 or email league@azleague.org