Three newly elected Putnam County officials attended the Association of Indiana Counties Newly Elected Officials Seminar on Jan. 22 at the Crowne Plaza, Indianapolis Airport. Assessor Nancy Dennis, county councilor Dave Fuhrman and recorder Opal Sutherlin were among the more than 200 officials from around the state. Seminar training topics included Open Door Law and access to public records, overview of the Department of Local Government Finance (DLGF), tax and assessment issues, main revenue sources and debt financing, purchasing and public bidding, employee-employer issues, State Board of Accounts overview and the basics of county budgeting. In addition, office holders who attended the conference also met during breakout sessions with their affiliate associations. AIC legislative staff also briefed attendees on 2011 legislation that would impact county government.