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IAPD Boot Camp - Carol Stream Park District
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IAPD Boot Camp - Carol Stream Park District

When: Thursday, June 4th
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Where: Carol Stream Park District
910 N. Gary Avenue
Carol Stream, IL 
Contact: Sue Triphahn

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Should I Attend?

  • Do I have a clear understanding of my role as a board member?
  • Am I newly elected or appointed? Am I a seasoned commissioner who needs a refresher course?
  • Do I need to better understand legislative advocacy?
  • What is my role in the financial operation?
  • Do I need to fulfill my one-time Open Meetings Act training as required by the Attorney General's Office? By attending a boot camp, this requirement will be satisfied.

Legislative Advocacy

  • How to succeed in legislative advocacy
  • How to effectively communicate with your legislators
  • The importance of developing relationships with your legislators
  • Dos and don'ts of lobbying

Open Meetings Act

  • Fulfill your one time training as required by the Attorney General's Office
  • Email / remote participation
  • Agenda, minutes and records
  • Closed / executive sessions
  • Voting

Finance Part I

  • Common funds
  • Fund accounting
  • Revenue
  • Expenditures
  • Levy

Finance Part II

  • Debt service
  • Bonds
  • Budget and appropriation ordinance
  • Audit
  • Treasurer report
  • Investments


  • Prohibited interests in contracts
  • Exceptions allowing interests in contracts
  • Common law conflicts of interest
  • Ethics Act:  prohibited political activity and the gift ban

Board / Executive Director / Staff Relations

  • Respective roles and expectations
  • Communication
  • Interaction
  • Evaluations

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