Workshops & Training


MWDA's Introduction to General Assistance Webinar Sponsored by the Maine Welfare Directors Association - 2/14/23

Location: Remote Access – Live Webinar via ZOOM
Time:  9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Cost:  MWDA Member: $25; Non-Member: $40
Presenters: Kristen Barth, Director of Social Services, City of South Portland; Joyce Pratt, GA Administrator, Town of Leeds; Ryan Gorneau, GA Program Manager, City of Portland

Who Should Attend:
Selectmen, GA Administrators, Town Managers (MTCMA credits for each class) or others responsible for administering General Assistance. This workshop provides a basic overview of the fundamental principles of General Assistance administration and compliance.
 
Agenda

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. GA Basics – Kristen Barth, Director of Social Services, City of South Portland

10:00 a.m. - 10:50 a.m. GA Application, Basic Fact Pattern & Submitting State Forms – Stacey Parra, Deputy GA Administrator, Town of Union & Jay Feyler, Town Manager, Town of Union

10:50 a.m. – 11:05 a.m. BREAK

11:05 a.m.- 11:30 a.m. GA Application, Basic Fact Pattern & Submitting State Forms Continued

11:30 a.m.- 11:45 a.m. Forms – Joyce Pratt, GA Administrator, Town of Leeds

11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. BREAK

12:45 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. Social Media - Deb Crocker, Human Services Administrator, Town of Brunswick

1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. Basic Heating Fact Pattern – Ryan Gorneau, GA Program Manager, City of Portland

2:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Questions & Answers

 

Registration Deadline: February 10, 2023

 

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**Confirmation**
An email confirmation with the webinar access link and passcode will be sent to
the email provided on your registration on February 13, 2023. If you do not
receive this link on February 13, 2023, please email training@memun.org.

QUESTIONS/CANCELLATIONS: Cancellation notification must be provided in writing.
Cancellations received after [2/9/23] will be charged a $15 cancellation fee. Please go to
https://memun.org/Training-Resources/Workshops-Training/Cancellations to cancel. If you have
any questions, please contact the Educational Services Office at (800) 452-8786 or (207) 623-
8428.

CERTIFICATE OF ATTENDANCE: Participants will receive an evaluation survey link and a
certificate of attendance one week after the event.

MEMBERSHIP: SAVE NOW: Join MWDA and save! Visit www.mainewelfaredirectors.org
to download a membership application or call the Educational Services Office at (800) 452-8786
or (207) 623-8428.

 

 




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