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Date:
June 22, 2022
Time:
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Time Details:
11:00 AM PT
Location:

Zoom Webinar

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Cost:
$50
Effective Writing

Effective Grant Writing for Municipal Clerks

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Points: 1 CMC Education or 1 MMC Advanced Education Point ** IIMC's Zoom webinar platform supports computer module audio only, phone audio is not supported. IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE PROGRAM: No credit will be issued to participants who are not active for the entire 2 hours. Individuals who register and pay for a course are expected to fully participate and complete an assessment to obtain points. Unfortunately, this is not an ATTENDANCE ONLY situation. Those who claim to have “attended only” will not receive credit or be privy to any course materials. IIMC does its very best to meet the needs of its membership across all time zones. Unfortunately, IIMC does not issue any refunds for the Online Professional Development Program, even in the event of cancellation. NO EXCEPTIONS.

This session will serve to demonstrate how grant writing strengthens the capacities of municipalities seeking to raise funds for community work. This course will help municipal clerks identify grant opportunities and the information needed to write and submit a grant proposal.  It will equip both new and seasoned clerks with the essential writing strategies necessary to meet funding development goals without the expense of hiring a grant writer. This presentation will address frequently asked questions and provide “next steps” in developing a plan for implementation and maintenance of funds. After completing this course, municipal clerks will be able to identify grant opportunities, when to pursue grants, and how to complete a grant application.   

FOR THOSE WHO CAN NOT ATTEND AT THE SCHEDULED TIME: The great news is even though you cannot attend, you will receive the link to take the session at a time that is convenient for you.  If you paid for your seat, you would still receive all the benefits, including the completed learning assessment points!

Instructor: Eddie D. Tafoya, Executive Director

Eddie is a veteran executive that brings a wealth of knowledge spanning 20+ years from various fields that include executive management, public relations, politics, crisis management, communications, marketing, social media, and fundraising.

He got his feet wet in government affairs and politics while working his way up at the Southern California Association of Governments(SCAG), the nation's largest metropolitan planning organization, representing six counties, 191 cities and more than 19 million residents–all while going full-time to college.

Eddie has worked in the private and public sectors over the course of his career, working as a vice president for his mentor, Joe Cerrell of Cerrell and Associates, and then moving on to represent U.S. Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard out of her district office in Los Angeles for 10 years –representing a district he grew up in.

For 11 years, he served as CEO of the Commerce Industrial Council, a chamber of commerce, elevating the organization to newer heights and provided the professional leadership in the pursuit of the Chamber’s overall mission of serving as the “Voice of Business” in the City of Commerce and the Greater Los Angeles region. 

Eddie is an active volunteer in a variety of civic, social, service, and non-profit organizations, serving on numerous boards and in leadership roles for several organizations, including a local Rotary Club, the YMCA Board of Directors, the Boys and Girls Club's Advisory Council, the Human Services Association's Board of Directors, and the Kids Community Dental Clinic. 

Eddie currently serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Southeast Community Foundation (SCF), where he oversees all programming, budgeting, fund development, and overall operations of the non-profit organization dedicated to providing academic enrichment programs, college readiness programs, and tutoring services provided free of charge to youth K-12 in the Southeast Los Angeles area through their Enrichment Tutoring Academy (ETA).

A Long Beach native, Eddie is a proud graduate of Marymount College, Palos Verdes and Biola University, graduating with a double major in the subject areas of Computer Science and Political Science.

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