MSU Extension in Liberty County
Board Leadership Training
A resident of Liberty County once stated that, Every resident a president, meaning that every resident has an opportunity to serve somewhere. Many residents serving on advisory or governing councils have little in the way of practical training for the positions they serve in.
Dan Clark, Director of the MSU Local Government Center, presented twice in 2016 to approximately 40 residents representing 20 local boards. Clark presented on the basic parliamentary procedure, legalities of closing a public meeting, conflict resolution and topics that should be included in board bylaws.
Of those present, 60% had never been to an Extension- sponsored program and several organizations sent nearly their entire board to the training. All governing boards further learned about enabling powers, further research was conducted about where those enabling powers were filed, helping those boards to be better organized in understanding their roles, responsibilities and powers granted to them through bylaws and state statutes.
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