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Jun 21

Upcoming MRSC Trainings

Posted on June 21, 2019 at 3:16 PM by Timothy Grisham

Land Use Case Law Update - Summer 2019 In this webinar, we will explore recent land use cases and provide practical advice and guidance to help local governments improve their land use regulation and permit review processes. Offers 1.0 CLE and Legal CM credit and is eligible for CML. Date/time: July 11, 2019 | 12 - 1 PM. Registration closes at noon on July 10.

Building Trust in Government Through Plain Language Tired of creating forms and flyers that generate no response or—worse yet—frustrated citizens? This webinar will teach you how to use plain language and user-centered design to make your writing more effective and powerful. You’ll see examples of simplified forms and letters that ended up dropping error rates, service delivery times, and phone calls for public agencies. Date/time: July 18, 2019, 11 AM - 12 PM. Registration closes at noon on July 17.

Purchasing and Contracting Essentials - Sedro-Wooley This full-day workshop will focus on purchasing in the morning and public works contracting in the afternoon. Each workshop will review statutory requirements, recent legislative changes, and how to align those requirements with the specific needs of your agency. This training takes place at the Sedro Woolley Community Center, and space is limited. Offers 5.0 APWA/CAEC credit. Date/time: July 24, 2019 | 9 AM to 3:30 PM. Registration closes at noon on July 22.

How to Make Your Job Easier Using MRSC's Services (FREE) Work smarter. Save money. Get answers. MRSC's suite of local government services can help you, no matter what department you work in. This webinar, including live demonstrations, will provide a comprehensive overview of MRSC's tools, resources, and information for local governments. Date/time: August 20, 2019, 11 AM - 12 PM

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