Public meetings are an essential part of a transparent and representative government. Understanding the rules governing these meetings is important for not only the elected or appointed officials running the meeting but also for the citizens interested in attending those meetings.
At the next New Haven County Republican Assembly meeting, Beth Drysdale will discuss what to expect when attending public meetings such as Board of Education or Planning and Zoning. She will cover:
- A brief overview of Robert’s Rules of Order;
- The relevance of the Freedom of Information Act;
- Public notice requirements of meeting dates and agendas;
- How and when ‘closed door’ executive session may be used;
- What constitutes a ‘meeting'; and
- How and when the public may address the boards.
Please join us on Tuesday, October 3rd for the meeting. Reception starts at 6:00 and the meeting starts at 7:00 pm at J. Roo's Restaurant, 243 State Street, North Haven. There is no charge for the event and you are welcome to purchase food and drink.
Beth Drysdale is serving in her second term as secretary of CCDL, Inc. a non-profit 5.1c4 organization. Beth served as a parliamentarian trained by Phi Sigma Sigma sorority where she was the chapter advisor for 7 years at Quinnipiac University. In her role as advisor, she served on the Panhellenic Board and trained young women on how to run and participate in formal meetings governed by Robert’s Rules of Order. As an undergraduate, she served as her sorority chapter’s parliamentarian. Professionally, Elizabeth has been an executive in the insurance industry for many years and currently works for the Connecticut Insurance Department. Beth has provided testimony countless times before the Connecticut State Legislator, as well as testified at local zoning and board of education meetings.
At NHCRA, we strive to educate and help everyone become a better Republican, regardless of prior political experience.
NHCRA meetings are always a great opportunity to network and meet like-minded conservative Republicans in a growing grass-roots organization.