Learning the Tools for Success

City and town elected officials truly serve on the front lines of our American democracy. It can be a challenging responsibility, particularly for those recently elected. Yet with the proper preparation and training, municipal officials can assume responsibilities of office, smoothly and effectively.

Every four years, the Indiana Association of Cities and Towns (IACT) conducts Newly Elected Officials Training to provide basic information and tools for city and town officials, helping them manage their first weeks in office and build a foundation for a successful term. Four years ago, IACT’s Newly Elected Officials Training assisted more than 1,000 city and town officials. The 2015-2016 program, presented by Vectren, promises to be bigger and better and will benefit both municipal government newcomers and veterans alike.

There are three phases to the training program. Beginning with a day-long workshop that will be offered in five locations across the state, Regional Training will focus on the first weeks in office. Phase two provides specific training for mayors and clerk-treasurers. Mayors School will immediately follow Regional Training and the Newly Elected Clerk-Treasurers Workshop will be offered in conjunction with Boot Camp. The final component is IACT Boot Camp, a three-day intensive basic training for municipal officials. Click on the event you are interested in below for complete details and registration information.

Registration Availability
Please note that only incoming and current municipal officials and staff are eligible to register for IACT Newly Elected Officials events. IACT Associate Members and non-member businesses may contact Anne Trobaugh at atrobaugh@citiesandtowns.org to learn more about sponsorship, advertising and exhibit hall opportunities.

Indiana Elected Municipal Officials Handbook

The Indiana Elected Municipal Officials Handbook is a 200-page reference guide published by IACT for city and town officials. The handbook reviews the structure and operations of city and town government, applicable statues and sources of state and federal programs. Each municipal official registered for Boot Camp will receive one of these coveted handbooks.
Presented by Vectren
Vectren Corporation (NYSE: VVC) is an energy holding company headquartered in Evansville, Ind. Focused on helping to sustain local, thriving communities, Vectren’s utility businesses provide natural gas and electricity to more than 1 million customers throughout Indiana and Ohio. The company’s portfolio also includes businesses which provide services to the municipal sector. Miller Pipeline provides installation, replacement and repair of natural gas, water and wastewater pipelines while Indiana-headquartered Energy Systems Group concentrates on helping businesses and local governments implement energy-saving solutions. To learn more about Vectren, visit www.vectren.com


General Information

Natalie Hurt
Special Events & Conferences Director
317-237-6200 ext. 233

Exhibitor and Sponsorship Information

Anne Trobaugh
Corporate Relations Director
317-237-6200 ext. 239

Registration Information

Tameeka Baldwin
Database & Accounting Assistant
317-237-6200 ext. 232