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.

Webinar Pass

Educating and informing our members is at the heart of our mission. That’s why Aim hosts webinars on various topics throughout the year. 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. Aim is offering webinar passes so you can get more bang for your buck! Webinars must be selected when a pass is purchased. Log in instructions for the webinars will be sent the day before the webinar occurs. Recordings of the webinars will be sent to registered participants the day after the webinar. Webinar recordings are available through the webinar pass.

2020 Webinars

Utility Board Structures: Does Your Board Comply with State Law?

Wednesday, September 23, 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. Eastern 
$25 Member / $55 Non-Member

The webinar will provide an overview of the different utility board structures and the responsibilities of each board under Indiana law. Presenters will provide guidance to help avoid potential litigation or State Board of Accounts reviews for improper oversight of local utilities.

Presented by Michael Griffiths, Partner, Dentons Bingham Greenebaum

What’s Your Score? The Hoosier Resilience Index

Thursday, October 15, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. Eastern 
$25 Member / $55 Non-Member

Climate change will not impact every city and town the same way, nor to the same extent. Created by the Environmental Resilience Institute, the Hoosier Resilience Index can help you learn about your Indiana hometown’s current and projected climate change impacts, evaluate your community’s sensitivity, and prioritize actions to prepare. Join this webinar to learn more about the Hoosier Resilience Index.

Presented by Andrea Webster, Implementation Manager, IU Environmental Resilience Institute

Using the SRF to Rehab, Repair, and Replace Wastewater

Thursday, October 22, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. Eastern 
$25 Member / $55 Non-Member

This webinar will discuss the Wastewater Lateral Rehab, Repair, and Replacement (3R) Program developed by the City of New Haven with funding through the State Revolving Fund (SRF). The presenters will share all steps of the process including how the program was developed, what it consists of, including benefits to the City of New Haven and customers, as well as how customers were informed of the program. The conversation will continue with considerations you should take before you develop a similar program from an engineering, finance, and legal aspect, possible administrative dilemmas, and the practical implementation of the program.

Presented by Gregory Guerrettaz, MA, CPA, President, Financial Solutions Group, Inc.; Bill Harkins, SRF Director, Indiana Finance Authority; Steven S. McMichael, Mayor, City of New Haven; and Keith Schlegel, Stormwater Coordinator/Engineering, City of New Haven

Emergency Management and After-action Assessments

Thursday, November 5, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. Eastern
$25 Member / $55 Non-Member

Emergencies begin and end locally. This webinar will cover the steps your community can take to reduce vulnerability, cope with disasters, and work with the county and state. The importance of working with other public safety partners as well as other organizations within a community to prepare for, mitigate, respond to and recover from an emergency will be discussed.

Navigating Development Project Curveballs: Change Orders and Contingency

Thursday, November 12, 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. Eastern
$25 Member / $55 Non-Member

Despite what some may say, change orders, on any project, are unavoidable. Designers, contractors, and even owners are capable of errors, mistakes, or changes in need. Such work that is added or deleted from the original scope of work of a contract can vary depending on the magnitude of change, which may or may not alter the original contract amount or completion date. Now that we admit that they are unavoidable, this webinar will answer the important questions: how do we plan for them, how do we address them, and more importantly, who pays for them?

Presented by Jacob Blasdel, Clerk-Treasurer, Town of Speedway and David Rainey, Project Executive, Veridus Group

Code Enforcement 101

Thursday, November 19, 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. Eastern 
$25 Member / $55 Non-Member

Code Enforcement is a difficult and time consuming task for most municipalities. This webinar will provide insight on tried and true methods for addressing issues within your community. Are warrants necessary to perform code enforcement inspections? Have there been changes to the statute that affect how you should address weed and rank vegetation abatement? These and many other questions will be addressed. Learn how partnering with your local health department can benefit your efforts, how to make sure that your ordinances are kept up-to-date, and how to decide whether enforcement is warranted in difficult situations.

Presented by Adrian L. Halverstadt III, Esq., Partner, Hartburg Roth Garrott Halverstadt & Garrett LLP

Lead Service Line Replacements: A Municipal Experience

Monday, November 23, 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. Eastern 
$25 Member / $55 Non-Member

Full lead service line replacements can be overwhelming. This webinar is here to help. The presenter will share how communities can plan for funding lead service line replacements utilizing various funds such as low interest loans, describe lead service line replacement projects, private property access agreements, and suggested public involvement in the lead service line issues. The discussion will span the entire project from initial meetings, planning, and coordination with the residents, to the bidding, award, and involvement of collaborators.

Presented by Tom Nagle, Vice President, Robinson Engineering, Ltd.

Using the Sun: the Advantages of Solar for Municipalities

Tuesday, December 1, 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. Eastern
$25 Member / $55 Non-Member

Capturing the sun’s energy has emerged as an eco-friendly source of power but not everyone knows the basics of harnessing this energy to benefit their city or town. Join this webinar to learn about the basics of solar energy, from a simple introduction and setup to battery storage and financing options. A panel of municipal leaders from across the state will also join the conversation to share how solar has benefited their city.

Presented by Bruce Breeden, Vice President, Telamon Energy Solutions

2021 Legislative Session Preview (Free for Members)

Tuesday, December 8, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. Eastern
Free for Aim Members / $55 Non-Member

The 2021 Legislative Session is fast approaching and you need to know what lawmakers are talking about before the clock starts ticking in Indianapolis. Participants in this free webinar will hear about Aim’s expectations for this budget-writing session and our strategy for passing positive legislation to help cities and towns function more efficiently and create quality places.

Presented by the Aim Legislative Team

Bidding Public Works Projects: Common Pitfalls and Considerations

Tuesday, December 15, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. Eastern
$25 Member / $55 Non-Member

Cities and towns frequently find themselves soliciting bids and issuing awards for public works projects. However, layered within Indiana Code § 36-1-12-1 et seq. and other legal mandates are multiple pitfalls for the unwary, such as the proper form and substance of plans and specifications, timelines for bid deadlines, criteria used to select a successful bidder, necessary project bonding, and retainage. Once the project is underway, additional considerations must be made to account for change orders, and other situations. This webinar will provide best practices for compliance with the public works statute, as well as highlight areas of concern through the use of case law evaluating bid contests and other claims made against political subdivisions that have been involved in public works bidding.

Presented by Chris Bloomer, Associate, Krieg DeVault LLP, & Robert Schein, Partner, Krieg DeVault LLP

Purchase a Recording of Past Webinars

The recording and materials from every Aim webinar is available for $25 for Aim Members and $55 for non-members.

Webinars Available for Purchase

  • Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
  • Utilizing Next Level Jobs to become Hubs of Talent
  • Planning and Design for Active Living
  • State and Local Partnership with the Indiana Civil Rights Commission
  • Managing a Municipal Utility: Best Practices & Implications of HEA 1347
  • Easements
  • The FCC Small Cell Order and Its Practical Effects in Indiana
  • Mental Health in Your Community
  • Zoning Code Enforcement
  • Social Media in the Workplace
  • Staying Out of Trouble: INDOT’s Conflict of Interest Rule
  • Don’t Cause a Tiff: Understand the New Requirements for TIF Annual Reporting
  • Understanding and Complying with New Employee Filing Requirements
  • 2020 Legislative Session Preview
  • 2020 Legislative Session Recap
  • Developing Internal Controls
  • How to Connect in 280 Characters: Legislators, Citizens, and Communities
  • Up in the Air: Drones in the City
  • Conflict Resolution within Municipal Government
  • Newly Elected Officials Training for New Office Holders
  • Opportunity Zones
  • A Bill Becomes Law – Now What?
  • How to Keep Public Meetings Under Control
  • Grants from Start to Finish

Registration

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.

Cancellation

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.

Credit for webinars

Earn Municipal Management Institute (MMI) credit by participating in Aim webinars. Learn new techniques for tackling common local issues and improving services to citizens while working towards your Certified Municipal Official status.

Sponsor

Thank you to MMI sponsor Wessler Engineering.

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