Clemons Receives Certificate of Achievement

14311213718 f3a25b22a7 oDahlonega Councilmember Michael Clemons received the prestigious Certificate of Achievement from the Georgia Municipal Training Institute at the Georgia Municipal Association's (GMA) 81st Annual Convention in Savannah on June 23. He was also recognized for completing the annual Robert E. Knox, Jr. Municipal Leadership Institute.

The Georgia Municipal Training Institute, a cooperative effort of GMA and the University of Georgia's Carl Vinson Institute of Government, provides a nationally recognized series of training opportunities for elected city officials. To receive a Certificate of Achievement, a city official must complete a minimum of 72 units of credit, including six courses from the required list. The training program consists of a series of more than 40 courses. The multi-day Leadership Institute features a nationally recognized training development consultant and speaker. Participants also engage in role-playing exercises designed to cultivate and enhance leadership skills.

"This is an outstanding achievement," said GMA Executive Director Lamar Norton. "We commend Councilmember Clemons for this accomplishment and for the dedication he's shown in using this valuable resource to become a more effective city official."

Based in Atlanta, GMA is a voluntary, non-profit organization that provides legislative advocacy, research, training, employee benefit and technical consulting services to its 500 member cities.