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

Legislative Process 101

Thursday, October 13, 10:00 a.m. Eastern
$25 Aim Member / $55 Municipal Non-Member

The legislative process can be confusing, but Aim is here to help! Join us to learn how an idea becomes a bill, and how that bill then becomes Indiana law. We’ll cover the entire process – from start to finish – so you can be more prepared for the upcoming legislative session. Additionally, this webinar will cover how you as a municipal official can advocate and be a part of the legislative process.

Presented by Chris Bandy, Government Affairs Manager, Aim; and Jenna Bentley, Government Affairs Director, Aim

Fair Labor Standards Act and Your Employees

Tuesday, October 18, 10:00 a.m. Eastern
$25 Aim Member / $55 Municipal Non-Member

The U.S. Department of Labor-Wage and Hour Division (WHD) receives a plethora of questions related to issues under the Fair Labor Standards Act. This webinar will answer those questions for municipalities and their employees! The presenters will cover what is and is not considered compensable time for hours of work; when does an employer have to pay overtime and/or compensatory time; and what about all the exemptions that could be applicable to employees of a public agency. This webinar will provide informative information regarding the laws that are applicable to specifically law enforcement and fire fighter employees and will also provide the answers to these questions and other important questions being asked by attending officials.

Presented by Lacey Houle, Community Outreach & Resource Planning Specialist, U.S. Department of Labor- Wage and Hour Division

Residential Development: An Essential Economic Development Tool for Municipalities

Wednesday, November 9, 2:00 p.m. Eastern
$25 Aim Member / $55 Municipal Non-Member

For Indiana to compete nationally and internationally, we must attract new residents and new workforce. When the IEDC commissioned the “Benchmarking U.S. Regional Cities” study in 2014, it became the catalyst for both the Regional Cities and READI programs. As part of the READI process, regional elected officials, business leaders, and community members identified the need to support quality of life investments, including developing a diverse and modern housing inventory within their communities. This webinar will focus on the interconnectivity of residential growth and economic development success, outline current and projected residential growth in the state, discuss tactics to overcome population stagnation and support new growth, and share real examples in Kokomo and Rushville where community leaders have implemented innovative strategies to stimulate residential growth supporting economic development efforts.

Presented by Chris Hamm, Director of Economic Development, HWC Engineering; Mayor Mike Pavey, Mayor, Rushville; and Tyler Moore, Mayor, Kokomo

Is Your Municipality Paying Its Employees Correctly?

Wednesday, December 7, 2:00 p.m. Eastern
$25 Aim Member / $55 Municipal Non-Member

This webinar will cover the federal regulations and state statutes that govern how employees must be compensated with regards to minimum wages, overtime, recordkeeping, and child labor standards. This webinar will cover the Fair Labor Standards Act and the different classifications, the salary and duties tests of being exempt or nonexempt from overtime laws, and the regulations regarding minimum wage, overtime pay and compensatory time. There’s so much more to cover and this webinar will touch on all factors that should be considered when determining the correct amount to pay an employee.

Presented by Kristen Deutsch, M.B.A., CCP, President, New Focus HR, LLC

2023 Legislative Session Preview

Wednesday, December 14, 10:00 a.m. Eastern
Free for Aim Members / $55 Municipal Non-Member

The 2023 Legislative Session will be here before you know it. Before the clock starts ticking at the Statehouse, you need to know what lawmakers are already discussing and what topics we expect to hear more about. Participants in this free webinar will hear about Aim’s expectations for the budget-writing session and our strategy for passing positive legislation to help cities and towns function more efficiently and create quality places. The Aim Government Affairs Team will also cover your involvement in the legislative process and how you can help Aim advocate for your community in Indianapolis.

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 Zoom Webinar. 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.

Thank you to our 2022 MMI Sponsors!