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Newly Elected Officials Workshop

Workshops for Newly Elected Officials


CCM holds workshops for newly elected municipal officials after the November elections, every other year. This event is meant to provide to the basics for anyone new to municipal government and to serve as an opportunity to meet other municipal officials from around the state!

The 2022 Newly Elected Day took place virtually on Saturday, January 8th.  


This event is free to attend but you must register in advance.  Please click here to register.

Program Overview

These workshops are provided as a free service to all newly elected officials in Connecticut.

The workshop sessions include presentations from recognized experts with lengthy experience covering three core local government subject areas:

  • Fundamentals of Municipal Government
  • FOIA/Meetings/Ethics
  • Municipal Budgeting 101

The subject matter is covered in three rotating sessions so that all attendees — new municipal CEOs, new Council members, and new Board of Finance members — receive tailored comprehensive training in each of these critical areas of municipal government.

Who Should Attend?

  • Mayors/First Selectmen
  • Boards of Finance
  • Local Legislators

Why Should You Attend?

  • Learn the basics to get you started in municipal governance in Connecticut
  • Receive the most current state budget information and its impact on your community
  • Receive the current General Assembly Forecast
  • Learn about unfunded state mandates and their impact on your town’s ability to provide services, fend off property tax increases, and stabilize your workforce
  • Learn how CCM can help you and your municipality
  • Receive credits toward becoming a Certified Connecticut Municipal Official (CCMO), CCM’s certification program for municipal officials and employees


For more information, contact CCM Training at

Additional Sessions

In addition to this full day of online training, CCM is also offering the breakout sessions as individual webinars.

  • Fundamentals of Municipal Government - taking place on Tuesday, January 4th at 1:00 pm.  Click here to register.
  • Ethics, FOIA, and Conducting Public Meetings - taking place on THursday, January 20th at 1:00 pm.  Click here to register.
  • Municipal Budgeting 101 - taking place on Saturday, January 22nd at 9:00 am.  Click here to register.