Board Member Certification Program

MassNAHRO highly recommends this informative certification program for both new and veteran housing authority board members. The sessions are led by housing authority fee accountants and housing authority attorneys.

The registration fee is $149.00 per course* and includes morning coffee, lunch and all materials. Please see a description of the five required courses below.

We attempt to schedule one course each month and rotate the locations to make it convenient for agencies across the state.  A certificate is awarded upon completion of all five courses.

*Registration fee is waived for resident board members.

 

 Ethics

 Topics: Conflicts of Interest, Privacy & Confidentiality, Public         Officials Code of Conduct, Disclosure, Nepotism

 Instructor: Attorney Jeffrey L. Driscoll 

 Next Session: TBD

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 Legal Issues

 Topics: Organizational Documents, Levels of Authority, Open              Meeting Law, Ethical Behavior, Code of Conduct, Conduct of Public    Officials, Sexual Harassment

 Instructor: Attorney Jeffrey L. Driscoll  

 Next Session: TBD

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 Professional Relationships

 Topics: Role of the Executive Director, Role of the Board Member,      Policy/Administrative Functions, Functions of a Board Meeting,            Interaction with DHCD/HUD, Role of Local Officials, Interaction with    Residents, Tenant Participation

 Instructor: Attorney Jeffrey L. Driscoll

 Next Session: TBD

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 Finance

 Topics: Developing the Budget, Roles of the Board and the Fee          Accountant, Reporting by Fee Accountant, Overview of Financial        Forms

 Instructor: Theresa Ewald, CPA

 Next Session: TBD

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 Personnel

 Topics: Effective Personnel Management of LHA, Hiring an                  Executive Director, Executive Director Contracts, Evaluation of            Executive Director, Liability Issues, Open Meeting Law                        Requirements, Conflict of Interest.

 Instructor: Attorney Jeffrey L. Driscoll  

 Next Session: TBD 

 Register and Pay 

Note: Please be sure to submit the completed Registration Form in addition to completing payment information.