[Adopted 3-26-2019 by Ord. No. 627]
The Town Council finds that those serving on Town of Wallingford boards and commissions should receive training on the Freedom of Information Act and the Code of Ethics. Such training will be beneficial to all appointees in the performance of their duties while serving in their respective positions.
All appointees to Town boards and commissions are required to complete the training specified in this article.
The Town Attorney, or his or her designee, shall develop and provide or contract to provide training for all appointed board and commission members on the subject of the Connecticut Freedom of Information Act and its role in performing their duties. Such training may be provided by the Freedom of Information Commission's Public Education Officer, if available.
The Town Attorney, or his or her designee, shall develop and provide or contract to provide training for board and commission members on the Town of Wallingford's Code of Ethics. Such training may include assistance from the Board of Ethics.
Training on the Code of Ethics and the Freedom of Information Act shall be provided to board and commission members within three months of the effective date of this article. New members must obtain the training within three months of appointment.
Members shall receive the training every five years from completion of the initial training.
Training may be recorded and provided to any member who is not available for the live training sessions. In the event the training is not available by recording, the member must arrange for training with the Town Attorney's office.
Nothing herein shall prohibit other types of training offered on a voluntary basis.