The LOC provides valuable training for local government officials across the state

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LOC Training At-a-Glance

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

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Request a Training in Your Area

Previously paused due to staffing shortages, the LOC is excited to announce that our popular Training-to-Go program is coming back and will feature several popular trainings led by LOC staff.   Training-to-Go topics will include public records, public meetings, ethics, lobbying 101, public contracting, budgeting, and more. 

Trainings will be available for booking now, must be scheduled in advance, and pricing is based on content and depth. 

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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 conversations 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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