About the CPMRA

Training for Elected and Appointed Officials

Township Sourcebook Series - published in cooperation with the Ohio Township Association, the series is intended to aid in township governance and management. Each manual provides an informational resource for elected township officials about the functions and duties of their position. The Ohio Township Trustee Sourcebook examines responsibilities particular to the elected office of township trustee. As the other elected township official, fiscal officers have a different set of responsibilities which are presented in the Ohio Township Fiscal Officer Sourcebook. The third manual in the sourcebook series is the Ohio Township Personnel Management Sourcebook which provides an overview of the personnel management function and recommended policies and procedures. The fourth manual in the sourcebook series is the Ohio Township Zoning Sourcebook.

Other examples of training presented by the Center:

Southwest Ohio Township Forestry Conference - The Center and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources - Division of Forestry conducted the Southwest Ohio Township Forestry Conference on Friday, July 16th on the campus of Miami University. The Conference was designed to assist local government officials in managing their tree assets, taking stock of the condition of their tree assets, and providing information about programs and assistance available to local government officials from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. Dr. Martin MacKenzie, Forest Pathologist with the USDA Forest Service, was the featured speaker.

Wastewater Treatment Alternatives for Rural Communities & Townships - a five session workshop designed for local leaders and concerned citizens; participants receive a notebook of course materials and a field trip is scheduled.

Planning for the Quality of Life in Your Community - a working session on how local governments may improve the quality of life in their community through land-use planning, zoning, and community and economic development planning.

Water Systems for Small Communities - training is provided in conjunction with the Small Communities Environmental Infrastructure Group and is designed for local community leaders to gain valuable information regarding the following topics:

  • water supply alternatives
  • drinking water treatment
  • field trip
  • water system management
  • assessing community needs
  • gathering resources



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