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The latest edition of the Division of Local Services’ e-newsletter, City & Town, is dedicated to newly elected or appointed local officials, with municipal finance resources, information and policy guidance for those who might be new to local government.
Articles include a welcome to local government by Sean Cronin, senior deputy commissioner at the Division of Local Services; highlights of the DLS’s New Officials Youtube Playlist; recommended policy resources for new officials; and helpful data for new officials. The issue was published on June 16.
There are also links to introductory municipal finance guidance, trainings, data and other helpful resources. The Municipal Finance Training and Resource Center features an array of trainings and municipal finance tools, and the DLS Youtube channel has a wealth of content related to municipal finance.
Over the past several years, the DLS has retooled its approach to training and professional development by building an online resource center that is available at all times.
The newsletter encourages new local officials to sign up for DLS email alerts and confirm that their contact information is accurate in the DLS Local Officials Directory.
• City & Town: The New Officials Edition (1M PDF)