Every meeting must use an agenda style. Examples of agenda styles are "Regular Meeting", "Special Meeting", "Work Session", and similar meeting formats. It is a good practice to have a different agenda style for each kind of meeting your board conducts.

The agenda style specifies the the format of the agenda, the agenda content, and similar settings. For example, your Regular Meeting agenda style may include a Public Hearing region and you may have a Special Meeting agenda style which does not include the Public Hearings region. Additionally, you may use capital letters for your item numbering in your Regular Meetings and use decimal numbers in your Work Sessions. The design of each agenda style is independent of each other, so you can make as many differences as you want. You determine the names and design of your agenda styles.

Agenda styles belong to boards. That is, you can have a Regular Meeting agenda style for your City Council and a completely different Regular Meeting agenda style for your Planning Commission.

Selecting Agenda Styles

When a meeting is created, you need to choose the agenda style that you want to use for the meeting. All available styles are listed for you to choose one.

Once a meeting is created, its agenda style cannot be changed.

Agenda Styles and Item Types

You can also specify which item types can be used for an agenda style. For example, if you have an item type specifically for capital purchases items, and you do not want that kind of item to be included in any work session meetings, then you could choose to not associate the Capital Purchase item type with the Work Session agenda style.

Item types can be associated with more than one agenda style.

The name of the agenda style may appear for the meeting where the meeting appears in a list. For example, the meeting may be listed on your website (if you are using the meeting list widget) and have the words "Regular Meeting" in the line with the board name, date, and other information.

Refer to the article about meeting titles for more information about the way that a meeting is listed on your website.

Depending on your account, the number of agenda styles that you can have per board may be limited. Most plans included an unlimited number of agenda styles.

To revise an agenda style, please submit a ticket requesting the change.