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Mastering the Hybrid Work Environment

Cultivating Culture and Overcoming Challenges.

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    We're excited to share these updated General Manager and Board evaluation documents for your reference and use!   ------------------------------ Jennifer Smith Professional Development Coordinator ...

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    Hi Karlena, See the attached Resolution we used back in 2018. Warm regards, Mavis  ------------------------------ Mavis Canpinar Executive Assistant/Board Clerk North County Fire Protection District ...

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    The Board meeting packet includes: 1. A copy of the agenda 2. A copy of the Meeting Minutes that needs approval in this meeting. 3. Copies of PowerPoint presentations and or relevant documents (e.g., Financial ...

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    Hi Randy, Our Statement of Investment Policy is attached.  This and our other Board level policies are available on our website here .  Hope you are doing well.  jm ------------------------------ Jim ...

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    Attached is a copy of our Investment Policy.   Have a great day,  Tina Teuscher Centerville CSD ------------------------------ Tina Teuscher Executive Assistant Centerville Community Services District ...

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    I prepare hard copy binders for most of my Board. Each member has their own binder with their name on the front of it. Once I have posted the agenda/board packet online and created their binders, I email ...

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    Here's one that we recently used with good success. ------------------------------ Jim Nybakken Board Member North Sonoma Coast Fire Protection District The Sea Ranch CA (707) 326-7235 -------------- ...

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    Does anyone have an investment policy that provides guidelines and authority to the CEO to invest available funds? Thanks, Randy Dodd, FACHE CEO Tulare Local Healthcare District ------------------------------ ...

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    Good day, everyone. Per the lawyers who conducted the training "Elected Officials - Challenging Situations for Public Entities" at the 2022 CSDA Board Secretary/Clerk: It's a violation of constitutional ...