Training for Citizen Advisory Boards
Each year, Washoe County provides several training opportunities to its Citizen Advisory Board members. Members appointed to the 9 active CABs will be provided with Open Meeting Law and New Member Orientation.
CAB Training Materials
CAB Member Orientation: All new CAB members (as well as members returning following an absence from a CAB) are required to attend board member orientation within six months of appointment. Failure to comply with this requirement may result in automatic removal from the CAB. Orientation classes are held each year following the annual recruitment. The purpose of orientation is to familiarize CAB members with the CAB Members Handbook, make them aware of Open Meeting Law requirements for public bodies, and provide them with basic understanding of the planning process. This class is a cooperative effort between Community Services Department, Office of the County Manager, and District Attorney. Following completion of orientation, CAB members receive their nameplates and an electronic copy of the CAB Members Handbook and supporting materials. CAB members who do not have access to a personal computer will be provided paper copies of materials, upon request.
Open Meeting Law for Board/Commission Members: State law requires that meetings of public bodies must be open and public. The Washoe County District Attorney's Office developed the Open Meeting Law (OML) training class specifically tailored to answer questions related to the Nevada Open Meeting Law. This training is incorporated into CAB member orientation. Additional trainings are available upon request.