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Rewind: Local Government Preparation for Presidential Candidate Visits

Posted on July 22, 2020


Local Gov Visits Webinar

This webinar originally aired on July 21, 2020


Now – while the presidential candidates are mostly staying home – is the perfect time to prepare your local gov for potential campaign visits, especially if you’re in a battleground state. Because when you get the call that a presidential candidate will visit your town, you don’t want your first thought to be, “What do we do?!”

Sarah E. Moss, MPA is a former local government public servant and was an advance staffer for three presidential campaigns and the White House. Her co-presenter is Kerry O’Grady, a former Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Secret Service Denver field office who has protected multiple presidential candidates and presidents.

This webinar will cover:

  • What the campaign and U.S. Secret Service advance teams will want from you… and what they won’t tell you
  • The planning cycle from start to finish, from permits to traffic control
  • Off the record (OTR) events
  • Who pays the bills… or gets stuck with them
  • Localgov staffing and finances
  • Staying on the good side of campaign finance laws and ethics rules
  • How to present your community in the best light… or highlight things that need fixing
  • Being part of history… and media scrutiny
  • COVID-19 considerations

Related ELGL Morning Buzz:

A Presidential Candidate is Coming to my City! Now What?!

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