October 2021 Institute for Elected Municipal Officials I

The Florida League of Cities and the John Scott Dailey Florida Institute of Government are proud to bring you the Institute for Elected Municipal Officials I (IEMO I).  This educational program is specially designed for newly elected officials and those with less than one term in office.

The Institute for Elected Municipal Officials I (IEMO I) program will take place on October 8-10, 2021 at the Wyndham Orlando Resort & Conference Center/ Celebration, 3011 Maingate Lane, Kissimmee, FL 34747

Who should attend IEMO?
Created in 1992, the Institute for Elected Municipal Officials was designed to help elected officials in Florida's municipalities to effectively meet the requirements of their elected role. Its intensive academic program offers a comprehensive overview of Florida municipal government, presented by a faculty of top professionals in the field. IEMO is a three-day program structured in a Friday through Sunday format and is offered three times per year at several different locations throughout the state.


Curriculum is divided into six instructional modules, taught in the following sequence:

  • Structure and Functions of Municipal Government in Florida
  • Effective Council Techniques
  • Budgeting and Accounting
  • Taxes and Other Sources of Revenue
  • Understanding Intergovernmental Relationships in Florida
  • Florida Ethics Law and Understanding "Government-in-the-Sunshine" (Ethics portion meets the state requirement for elected municipal officers of four hours' training)

These topics were selected to provide a comprehensive overview of the critical issues that are addressed by municipal government officials. It is suggested that participants review their municipal charter, policies and budget to prepare for the classes, and may want to bring these materials along. Speakers will provide hand-outs and resource material.

A certificate of attendance is provided upon successful completion of the program.

Hotel Reservations
Reservations are made with the hotel by phone only, and must be completed by Friday, September 24, 2021. Call 407-396-1400 to make your reservation. To take advantage of the special reduced room rate, mention the Florida League of Cities / Institute for Elected Municipal Officials. Room rate starting at $99.00++ per night. Complimentary self-parking. A credit card is required to guarantee reservations.

Cancellation/transfer requests must be received and confirmed in writing by Friday, September 24, 2021 to be eligible for a refund. A $25.00 processing fee will be applied to all cancellations and/or transfers. Transfers must take place within the fiscal year. Substitutions are accepted and encouraged. Refunds will be processed after the program. We reserve the right to cancel the IEMO training. If the training is cancelled, registration fees will be refunded in full. Schedule


Friday, October 08, 2021  
8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Registration/Light Continental Breakfast
8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Introduction and Overview
9:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Structure and Function of Municipal Government in Florida
10:15 a.m. Refreshment Break
11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Public Officials’ Liability
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Group Lunch
1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Effective Council Techniques
3:00 p.m. Refreshment Break
5:00 p.m. Adjourn for the day
Saturday, October 09, 2021  
 8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.  Light Continental Breakfast
 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  Budgeting and Accounting
 9:45 a.m.  Refreshment Break
 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.  Group Lunch
 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.  Taxes and Other Sources of Revenue
 2:30 p.m.  Refreshment Break
 5:00 p.m.  Adjourn for the day
Sunday, October 10, 2021  
 7:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.  Light Continental Breakfast
 8:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.  Understanding Intergovernmental Relationships in Florida
 9:45 a.m.  Refreshment Break
 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  Florida’s Ethics Law
 12:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.  Lunch on own
 1:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.  How to Comply with Public Records and Public Meetings Laws
 3:15 p.m.  Program concludes

* Meeting rooms may be chilly, so please bring a jacket or sweater. Participants are also encouraged to bring copies of their city budget, CAFR or most recent financial statements for the Saturday classes.
10/8/2021 8:00 AM - 10/10/2021 3:15 PM
Wyndham Orlando Resort & Conference Center 3011 Maingate Lane Kissimmee, FL 34747
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