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LOC Training

The LOC offers a variety of in-person and on-demand trainings for elected officials and city staff.

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Elected Essentials and Mayors Workshops

Are you new to city government? Are you looking for a refresher on government fundamentals?

LOC is thrilled to offer our signature Elected Essentials training in person again this winter.  The LOC’s Elected Essentials program provides newly elected officials, experienced elected officials, and city staff with free training on the basics of municipal governance in Oregon.

Additionally, the Oregon Mayors Association (OMA) is hosting new mayors’ trainings in conjunction with each session of Elected Essentials.

Registration is FREE and lunch is included.

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Can't make it to an in-person Elected Essentials training? 
View recorded sessions from the 2020 course


Small Cities Program

The LOC's Small Cities Program encourages elected and appointed officials from cities with populations of 7,500 or less to attend quarterly meetings in their region. These meetings provide the opportunity to get together, network, and discuss issues or solutions that are most relevant to small cities in their regions. The meeting location rotates each quarter to different cities who host the meeting.

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NEW! On-Demand LOC Training Now Available

The LOC is excited to announce the creation of a library of on-demand trainings for city officials. Couldn’t attend an LOC training? Now you can watch them on-demand at your convenience! Our growing on-demand library currently has three trainings available: City Planning in Oregon; Grant Writing Basics; and Oregon Public Contracting Basics. 

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Free DEI Video Library

Watch videos from recent LOC training sessions and conferences that offer candid converstions and perspectives on diversity, equity and inclusion.

  • Better Talk About Race
  • City Accommodations (Understanding Disability and Our Responsibilities as City Officials)
  • How Small Communities are Approaching Equity and Inclusion
  • How to Engage Diverse Leaders in Communities
  • Race in Oregon: A Historical Perspective
  • Race, Equity, and Leadership (REAL) 
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