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The MAS Institute for Excellence in County Government (“Institute”) is a voluntary education program offered to all county supervisors. Supervisors may complete the Core Program within one four-year term. MAS will hold a graduation ceremony for all supervisors completing the Core Program at each Annual Convention during the Thursday morning Honors Ceremony.

Instruction credits (CEUs) may be earned by attending educational sessions at all MAS conferences and regional meetings. Other courses may be offered periodically throughout the year.

Participating supervisors may access their transcript at any time through the MAS member portal or by calling the MAS office and requesting a copy be mailed to them.

Supervisors participating in the Institute will be enrolled in the Core Program, as set out below.

Core Program:

  • Complete mandatory courses focusing on county government, specifically:
    1. Ethics in Government
    2. Forms and Functions of County Government
    3. Taxation 101 & the Tax Levy
    4. Debt Administration
    5. Purchase Law
    6. County Budgeting Process
    7. Legislative Process
    8. General County Law
    9. Human Resources/Personnel Management
    10. Roads and Bridges
  • Complete 30 hours of elective credits

Successful graduates of the Institute would be referred to as Leadership Institute Graduate