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2015 Programs

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PLEASE NOTE that online payment is preferred for online registrations for events that include a fee. Please also note the registration choices available for each event. If you need help or more information, please contact Andrea Weist!

January Classes / Events:

Berks County Joint Purchasing Council (BCCPC) Quarterly Meeting
Tuesday, January 13, 1:30 p.m. Meeting to discuss current bidding and potential new products and services for joint purchasing. All BCCPC membership and anyone considering membership are welcome to attend.

Berks County Water & Sewer Assoc. (BCW&SA) Monthly Meeting
Thursday, January 15, 8 a.m. Meeting to discuss programs, training and workshops related to the Association. General membership meeting. All BCW&SA membership and anyone considering joining are welcome to attend.

Local Government Advisory Committee (LOGAC) Quarterly Meeting
Thursday, January 22, 7 p.m. Standing committee for CELG; develops training topics and issues for consideration for the center or the Berks County Water & Sewer Association's (BCW&SA) attention. This is for committee membership; however, all are welcome.

Berks County Boroughs Assoc. Bimonthly Meeting
Thursday, January 29, 6:30 p.m. Topic: Fire company liability and workers compensation; roles and responsibilities of municipal management. All are welcome.

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February Classes / Events:

Berks County Municipal Secretaries Association
Wednesday, February 11, 8:30 a.m. Topic: PA Ethics Act; Speaker, Brian Jacisin; PA Ethics Commission; Municipal Managers and Secretaries encouraged to attend. RSVP to Andrea Weist.

Berks County Water & Sewer Assoc. (BCW&SA) Monthly Meeting
Thursday, February 19, 8 a.m. Meeting to discuss programs, training and workshops related to the Association. General membership meeting. All BCW&SA membership and anyone considering joining are welcome to attend.

Governor Mifflin Area Coordinating Council (GMACC)
Monday, February 23, 7 p.m., location TBD. The GMACC addresses issues of concern for school district and member municipalities; attendance open to Governor Mifflin school district and municipalities.

Berks Municipal Partnership (BMP) Quarterly Meeting
Thursday, February 26, 7 p.m. Meeting to discuss areas of mutual concern for Berks Municipalities and Berks County. BMP membership only.

BCTV – Tune In Local Government in Berks
Tuesday, February 10, 7 p.m., one-hour, live TV show

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March Classes / Events:

Pennsylvania Land Use Institute, New Tools and Opportunities for Advancing Sound Land Use – Pipelines/Source Water/New Curbside Cellular Mini Towers and the land use legal briefing.
Saturday, March 7, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. (snow date: March 14)
This class is an Advanced Master Planner class and can be used for four credits for the Advanced Master Planner certificate

Berks County Water & Sewer Assoc. EPA Training
Tuesday/Wednesday March 17 & 18, 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
VSAT Training - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) Vulnerability Self-Assessment Tool (VSAT) is designed to assist water and wastewater utilities of all sizes with determining vulnerabilities to manmade and natural hazards and evaluating potential improvements. Limited registration. Details pending.
Download flyer (includes registration information and links)

Berks County Water and Sewer Assoc. Monthly Meeting
Thursday, March 19, 8 a.m. Meeting to discuss programs, training and workshops related to the Association. General membership meeting. All BCW&SA membership and anyone considering joining are welcome to attend.

CELG 10th Annual Public Officials Dinner
Thursday, March 26, 6:30 p.m., Reading Country Club

Berks County Boroughs Assoc. Bimonthly Meeting
Tuesday, March 31, 6:30 p.m. Topic: Berks County Law Enforcement Assessment – Local Look (Part 1)

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April Classes / Events:

Zoning Basics Course: Thursday, April 9,16, 23, 6:30-9:30 p.m. This "nuts and bolts" course stresses the fundamentals of developing a sound zoning ordinance using the authority in the Municipalities Planning Code. Course topics include: The relationship of zoning to comprehensive plans; understanding zoning terms, key issues in drafting the zoning ordinance and map, adopting and amending ordinances; Zoning ordinance administration; The use of MPC authority for joint municipal zoning, planned residential development and traditional neighborhood development options in ordinances.

Berks County Secretaries Association
Wednesday, April 8, 8:30 a.m. Topic: Personal Safety Part 2 – Police chiefs and secretaries encouraged to attend. Follow up on issues of building and personal safety.

Berks County Joint Purchasing Council (BCCPC) Quarterly Meeting
Tuesday, April 14, 1:30 p.m. Meeting to discuss current bidding and potential new products and services for joint purchasing. All BCCPC membership and anyone considering membership are welcome to attend.

BCTV – Tune In Local Government in Berks
Tuesday, April 14, 7 p.m., one-hour, live TV show

Berks County Water & Sewer Assoc. (BCW&SA) Monthly Meeting
Thursday, April 16, 8 a.m. Meeting to discuss programs, training and workshops related to the Association. General membership meeting. All BCW&SA membership and anyone considering joining are welcome to attend.Berks County Municipal Officials Breakfast with the Commissioners
Friday April 24, 8 -10 a.m., location TBD

Local Government Advisory Committee (LOGAC) Quarterly Meeting
Thursday, April 30, 7 p.m. Standing committee for CELG; develops training topics and issues for consideration for the center or the Berks County Water & Sewer Association's (BCW&SA) attention. This is for committee membership; however, all are welcome.

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May Classes / Events:

Center for Excellence in Local Government Golf Outing
Thursday, May 14, noon, Reading Country Club More details to come!

Berks County Water and Sewer Association Monthly Meeting
Thursday, May 21, 8 a.m. Meeting to discuss programs, training and workshops related to the Association. General membership meeting. All BCW&SA membership and anyone considering joining are welcome to attend.

Governor Mifflin Area Coordinating Council (GMACC)
Tuesday, May 26, 7 p.m., location TBD
The GMACC addresses issues of concern for school district and member municipalities; attendance open to Governor Mifflin school district and municipalities.

Berks County Boroughs Association Bimonthy Meeting
Wednesday May 27, 6:30 p.m. Topic: Local Law enforcement assessment: the county perspective (Part 2). All are welcome.

Berks Municipal Partnership (BMP) Quarterly Meeting
Thursday, May 28, 7 p.m. Meeting to discuss areas of mutual concern for Berks Municipalities and Berks County. BMP membership only.

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Summer Classes / Events:

Berks County Secretaries Association
Wednesday, June 10, 8:30 a.m., Roessner Hall, Albright College
Topic TBD

Berks County Boroughs Association Annual Clam Bake
Friday, July 17, 5 p.m. Maier's Picnic Grove, Blandon, Pa.

Third Annual Berks County Water & Sewer Assoc. Conference
Wednesday, July 29, 8 a.m.–4 p.m., Albright College

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