Newly elected Starke County Council members, Dave Pearman, Tony Radkiewicz and Mitch Semans, attended the Association of Indiana Counties Newly Elected Officials Seminar. The all day event was held January 22nd at the Crowne Plaza, Indianapolis Airport.
The conference was attended by more than 200 county elected officials from all over Indiana. Seminar training included such topics as: Open Door Law & Access to Public Records, Overview of the Department of Local Government Finance, Tax and Assessment Issues, main Revenue Sources & Debt Financing, Purchasing and Public bidding, Employee/Employer Issues, State Board of Accounts Overview and the Basics of County Budgeting.
The various functions of the AIC include lobbying the Indiana General Assembly on behalf of counties, serving as liaison among counties, state and federal agencies as well as providing technical assistance and training to county officials and employees.