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Roles and Responsibilities in Local Government

Strengthening the Relationship of the Legislative and Executive Branches Through Improved Communication

Thursday, March 4, 2021
11 AM - 12 PM
Cost: $35 - scholarships available (see below)
Credits: CLE, CML for city elected officials (see below)


Registration closes Wednesday, March 3 at 5 PM. This webinar will be recorded, and all preregistered attendees will receive a link to view the recording.

Webinar Overview

This webinar provides the legal essentials of roles and responsibilities in local government as a tool for improving effective communication and ongoing relationships. The legislative and executive branches have different and related responsibilities. Understanding the laws and practices related to these roles as well as suggestions for working together in the gray areas can help strengthen local governments.

Educational Objectives

Learn about the laws related to government policy making, policy implementation, and operations. This program also provides tools to strengthen relationships within local governments through better communication.

Who Should Attend?

Elected officials, councilmembers, commissioners, mayors, administrators, managers, executive and legislative staff members.


  • Scott Snyder, Attorney, Ogden Murphy Wallace. Scott likes to make things work. For over 40 years he has worked with local governments of all sizes to improve their processes and assist them through difficult situations. He has represented governmental entities at every level of the court system from municipal court through the United States Supreme Court.
  • Linda Gallagher, Legal Consultant, MRSC. Linda will serve as the moderator for this webinar.


Training Scholarships

  • The Washington Counties Risk Pool (WCRP) will provide two (2) training scholarships per member-county for this webinar. Those wishing to take advantage of the offer are asked to contact your county risk manager to request the registration code before you register. To learn if you are a WCRP member or if you have questions about scholarship opportunities, please contact

Read about other scholarship opportunities.

Refund policy: Refunds of the webinar fee will be provided minus a $5.00 administrative fee if registration is canceled by 12 PM on Wednesday, March 3, 2021. If you are registered for the webinar and unable to attend, you will still be able to view the recorded webinar afterwards. However, if you cancel your registration, you will not receive a link to the recording.