Webinars

Educating and informing our members is at the heart of our mission. That’s why Aim hosts webinars on relevant municipal topics such as current legislative issues and cybersecurity. Each of these webinars is designed to keep you up to date on the subject matter and give you takeaways that you can apply in your municipality.

Upcoming Webinars

Cyber Attacks & State Requirements for Incident Reporting

Tuesday, September 21, 2:00 p.m. Eastern
$25 Member / $55 Municipal Non-Member

Living in the electronic age has its benefits, as well as its downfalls. Unfortunately, there are computer hackers all over the world who want to cause damage and disruption to computer systems. Local government computers are a target for these attacks. Attend this webinar to learn why and what you can do to guard against cyber threats. You’ll also hear about new legislation passed in HEA 1169-2021 which requires all local units to report cyber incidents to the Indiana Office of Technology.

Presented by Tracy Barnes, Chief Information Officer, Indiana Office of Technology; Graig Lubsen, Director of Communications and External Affairs, Indiana Office of Technology; and Guillermo S. Christensen, Partner, Ice Miller LLP

CLE credit will be given for active attentiveness on this webinar. 

Monitoring your Community Water System for Forever Chemicals (PFAS)

Tuesday, October 19, 10:00 a.m. Eastern
$25 Member / $55 Municipal Non-Member

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a class of nearly 5,000 synthetic chemicals that have been in use since the 1940s and are found in a wide range of consumer and industrial products ranging from microwave popcorn bags to firefighting foam. PFAS chemicals have been dubbed “forever chemicals” because they and their breakdown products are extremely persistent in the environment, lasting thousands of years or more. These man-made chemicals are currently in the state and national spotlight as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) has added PFAS chemicals to the Toxics Release Inventory and is also developing rules to regulate exposures of certain PFAS.

In February 2021, the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) facilitated PFAS monitoring at all Community Water Systems (CWSs) throughout the state. IDEM is first sampling CWSs serving a population of less than 10,000 because most of these smaller systems were not sampled for PFAS during U.S. EPA’s Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule sampling, completed in 2014 and 2015. Join this webinar to understand the regulatory climate in Indiana surrounding these chemicals, existing technologies to address PFAS contamination, funding sources available to communities for PFAS treatment, and current projects removing PFAS from drinking water supplies.

Presented by Robert Pfendler, Senior Vice President, T&M Associates; James Peeples, PE, Vice President, T&M Associates; and Scott Blanchard, PG, Senior Technical Environmental Geologist

Renewable Energy for Indiana Municipalities: From Soup to Nuts

Tuesday, October 26, 10:00 a.m. Eastern
$25 Member / $55 Municipal Non-Member

This webinar will provide an overview of the development and growth of renewable energy and its benefits to Indiana municipalities. The presenters will discuss the tools and practical considerations for a city or town interested in renewable energy – whether as end use consumers trying to reduce energy costs or looking to install or procure large amounts of renewable energy. The webinar will end with the potential barriers to the renewable market, the status of net metering in Indiana, and other key issues such as advanced metering, electric vehicles and energy storage.

Presented by Anne Becker, Director, Lewis Kappes, P.C. and Joseph Rompala, Director, Lewis Kappes, P.C.

CLE credit is pending for this webinar. 

Building a Thriving Community: Leadership, Asset Management, & Communications

Thursday, October 28 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern
$25 Member / $55 Municipal Non-Member

In January 2017, Lebanon began a reversal of a decades long decline that had been most noticeable in its’ historic downtown commercial core. Today, Courthouse Square is rebuilt with living streetscapes, sustainable storm water management, and place making elements, including an Urban Trail and a Meridian Street events space. Recent private investments in historic buildings now house new dining venues, as well as commercial and retail business offerings. Main Street events and Farmers Market activities on the square grew substantially in 2019, facilitated by ease of vendor access to booth space and utilities. On this webinar, Mayor Matt Gentry and Communications Director Joe LePage will share details on how Lebanon capitalized on hidden civic opportunities to achieve a thriving downtown that is attracting business interests. The discussion will highlight a regional destination trail connection into downtown Lebanon, their façade grant program and new private developments spawned by his Downtown Action Plan. This webinar will help you identify opportunities to tap into local assets to achieve your community goals.

Presented by Matt Gentry, Mayor, City of Lebanon; Joe Lepage, Community Development & Communications Director, City of Lebanon; and Ken Remenschneider, Senior Associate, Kimley-Horn & Associates

Accessibility 101: The History and Key Compliance Issues

Tuesday, November 30, 10:00 a.m. Eastern
$25 Member / $55 Municipal Non-Member

Have you had a family member with a physical disability that needed assistance to maintain a quality, active lifestyle? A few years ago, a presenter’s family member was diagnosed with dementia, which eventually affected physical movements requiring the use of a walker and wheelchair at times. The challenges that were often faced opened the eyes to many accessibility problems in public spaces that can create barriers for many individuals. In many cases, the facilities met minimal accessibility requirements. Are we doing enough to make our facilities accessible? What happens when a facility does not meet the codes at all? Our public facilities have improved significantly since the Americans With Disabilities Act was enacted in 1990.To comply with the law, means that we must work to improve our facilities and remove barriers for those with physical challenges. This webinar will outline the history some of the key problems in facilities and how they may be overcome by thoughtful and elegant design solutions.

Presented by Toby Winiger, Director of Architecture, The Etica Group, Inc. and Don Higgins, Senior Project Manager, The Etica Group, Inc.

2022 Legislative Session Preview

Thursday, December 16, 2021, 10:00 a.m. Eastern
Free for Aim Members / $55 Municipal Non-Member

With the end of 2021, the 2022 legislative session is right around the corner. Join this free Aim webinar to hear from the Aim legislative team about what lawmakers are talking about before the session starts at the Statehouse. Being a non-budget year, the “short session” will start in January and wrap-up by the end of March. This fast-paced session is slated to have much discussion and debate in store. We’ll share our strategy and expectations for passing positive legislation to help cities and towns.

Presented by the Aim Government Affairs Team

Registration & Cancellation

Registration is available until 5 p.m. the day before the webinar; registrations after this time cannot be guaranteed. All webinars begin at the scheduled Eastern Standard time. You will receive email confirmations and reminders from Erin Jamison-Koenig or [email protected] Your confirmation email provides you with webinar access information.

You cannot cancel if you have signed up to attend a webinar. You’ll be invoiced and sent the recording and materials regardless of whether you attend the live webinar.

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The recording and materials from every Aim webinar is available.

MMI Credit for Webinars & Workshops

Participation in Aim webinars and workshops is eligible for Municipal Management Institute credit. The Municipal Management Institute (MMI) provides educational opportunities to Aim members, enabling them to sharpen their leadership skills, learn new techniques for tackling common local issues and improve services to citizens, while working towards their Certified Municipal Official status.

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