New Supervisors Institute
The New Supervisor’s Institute is offered every two years for newly elected County Supervisors. The Institute curriculum is a total of 30 hours held over three session. The first two-day session is held in conjunction with the CSAC Annual Meeting. The most recent Institute began on November 26-27, 2012 in Long Beach. The next New Supervisors Institute will begin in November, 2014.
To learn more about an upcoming New Supervisors Institute, click here.
The materials below are from the 2013 Institute.
The first series of links include the full New Supervisors Resource Guide. The Guide is a complete handbook on the basics of county government in California, state and federal resources and contact information, state programs operated by counties, CSAC resources, and a glossery of terms.
The second series of materials includes the presentations and handout materials from the various sessions.
We hope you find these resources of value in your work.
Part 1: California County Supervisor’s Resource Guide
- Preface and Table of Contents
- CSAC Services, Resources and Contact Information
- Introduction to County Government Structure and Powers in California
- State Agencies Frequently Contacted by County Supervisors
- Federal Agencies Frequently Contacted by County Supervisors
- Major State and Federal Programs for County Government
- Legislative and Executive Branch Rosters (to be released in January, 2011)
- Glossary of County Terms
- Resource Materials – The Quick List to Legislative Citations
Part 2: New Supervisor’s Institute Presentations and Handout Materials
- Roles, Responsibilities and Authority of California Counties (handout and ppt)
- Top 10 Questions to Ask Your CAO (handout)
- Clerk of the Board Role and Relationship (handout)
- Introduction to the Public Records Act (presentation)
- Role and Responsibilities of County Counsel (presentation)
- Introduction to the Ralph M. Brown Act (presentation)