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You must register online for all webinars. Payment can be made by check or credit card. Once you submit your online registration form, you will receive a registration confirmation via email which will include a link to pay by credit card. 
PLEASE NOTE: There is a 3.5% third party convenience fee for credit card payments.

 

UPCOMING WEBINARS


APRIL 7, 2021 - 10:00 a.m.

WHEN SOCIAL MEDIA BECOMES ANTI-SOCIAL
Presenters: Joelle Khouzam, Bricker & Eckler LLP, Aubrey Hale, Strategy & Engagement Officer, Grandview Heights

This webinar will focus on practical advice to help municipalities deal with unintended consequences of having a social media presence.  These include disclaimers, permissible and impermissible edits to online content, when to block participants, dealing with records requests, and other challenges that go along with using social media to promote your community.

Register HERE


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APRIL 21, 2021 - 11:00 a.m.

EMPLOYEES: LAWS AND NEW FRONTIERS
Presenter: Jonathan Downes, Zashin & Rich

Trends and challenges face employers. The constant is change. This session reviews recent decisions and laws impacting the workplace, presenting a view of the recent past to a view of the horizon.  The scope of the presentation includes:  vaccination to free speech, discrimination, and federal rules on leaves. 

Register HERE

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APRIL 27, 2021 - 11:00 a.m. - Free Webinar

AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN ACT PROJECT FUNDING STRATEGIES
Montrose Group Presenters: David J. Robinson - Principal, Nate Green - Director of Economic Development, Tim Biggam - Director of Government Relations, Jamie Beier Grant - Manager of Economic and Workforce Development 

Please join the Ohio Municipal League/OMAA for a Montrose Group, LLC free webinar to learn about how the recently enacted American Rescue Plan Act can develop critical projects in your community. The American Rescue Plan provides $350 billion dollars in emergency funding for state, local, territorial, and Tribal governments to remedy the mismatch between rising costs and falling revenues. This includes $130 billion for local governments including funding for Ohio municipal governments that can be used for four purposes: public health costs triggered by COVID 19; revenue losses caused by COVID 19; financial assistance to households, small businesses and nonprofits, aid to impacted industries, and support for essential workers; and investments in infrastructure, including water, sewer, and broadband services. The American Rescue Plan Act creates a once in a generation opportunity to support those impacted by COVID 19 as well as to redevelop local infrastructure tied to critical community projects. Please join the Montrose Group, LLC to learn how to capitalize on this billion dollar source of federal government funding. Montrose Group is a national economic development and lobbying consulting firm and the firm represents municipalities on project financing, economic development and lobbying matters throughout Ohio. Montrose Group, LLC are experts on how to use local, state and federal funding to promote economic development.

To register, visit the members only section HERE

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MAY 6, 2021 - 11:00 a.m.

STATE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS THAT CAN
DIRECTLY BENEFIT MUNICIPALITIES
Presenters: Jon Stock, Sean Byrne, Vorys, Sater, Seymour & Pease LLP
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We will review programs from ODSA and other state entities that can benefit municipalities, such as Abandoned Gas Station, Energy Loan Fund, Energy Loan Loss Reserve, Rural Industrial Park loans, Revolving Loan Fund and other non-entitlement eligible CDBG programs, 629, and Brownfield, Alternative Stormwater/OWDA programs.

Register HERE

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MAY 19, 2021 - 11:00 a.m.

WHAT DOES THE LATEST TECHNOLOGY FROM VERIZON MEAN FOR YOUR COMMUNITY?
Presenters: Andrew McBride and Jeremy Brooks, Verizon Public Sector; Krista Bistline, Verizon State and Local Government Affairs

When it comes to public safety, citizen engagement, smart communities and municipal revenue generation, Verizon has leveraged technology to enhance and improve communication, local transparency and how cities operate to ensure quality of life for their residents. By focusing on the basic wants and needs of the people within a community, Verizon continues to use the latest technology to help communities become safer, more engaged and more efficient.

Register 
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JUNE 2, 2021 - 11:00 a.m.

CBD PRODUCTS, HEMP AND EMPLOYEE POSITIVE DRUG TESTS
Presenters: Ryan Spitzer, Zashin & Rich

This webinar will focus on employee use of hemp and CBD products, the evolving legal status of CBD and marijuana in today’s society, and situations where employees claim the use of CBD products led to a positive drug screen.  How should the employer handle these situations - discipline, termination, or something else? In addition, we will discuss recent court cases involving employee CBD use, and potential implications of marijuana legalization.

Register HERE


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JUNE 23, 2021 - 11:00 a.m.

HOW THE COSTS OF COVID COULD MESS UP YOUR BUDGET
Presenters: Brent Rampe, Account Development Executive, Midwest & Great Lakes Region, 
American Fidelity and Jessica Frier, American Fidelity

COVID-19’s budgetary impact is challenging traditional cost projections, making it difficult to plan for the future. Many factors are unknown, including the impact on medical claims and future insurance rates. Could costs be artificially low because treatment is being postponed? Will the pent-up demand cause significant increase in future budgets? In this session, we will explore:

  • What is COVID going to cost you?
  • What to look for in your claims data.
  • How to interpret your data for budgeting and best/worst case scenario planning

Register HERE

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COST: $125 per registrant/municipality


Registrants are encouraged to set up for the webinar in a conference room, with a speaker phone and computer screen, and to invite other city/village officials to attend. (In this situation, only one registration is necessary for the host.)


Due to current circumstances, we realize most people may be accessing these webinars separately from their homes. In this situation, you must fill out a registration form for each participant so that they will receive the links to join the webinars. There is no limit to the number of attendees from each community. Your municipality counts as 1 registrant and the $125 fee is per city/village, no matter how many individuals participate separately.

Payment can be made by check or credit card. If you choose to pay by check, please mail your check, payable to OMAA, to 175 S. Third Street, Suite 510, Columbus, OH 43215. If you choose to pay by credit card, you will receive a link to do so with the registration confirmation once you complete the online registration form. (*Please include the name/date of the webinar with your payment.)

If we should bill someone besides the municipality, please indicate the name and full address of that entity on your registration form in the comments field.