Stonecrest Councilman George Turner received a Certificate of Recognition from the Harold F. Holtz Municipal Training Institute during the Georgia Municipal Association’s (GMA) Annual Mayors’ Day Conference in Atlanta on Jan. 27. Turner is the current mayor pro tem on the City Council.
Councilwoman Diane Adoma also received a certificate of recognition from the institute for completion of training. Adoma served as the city’s first mayor pro tem.
The Harold F. Holtz 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 city officials. To receive the certificate, a city official must complete a minimum of 42 credit hours, including at least 18 hours from a list of required classes. The training program consists of a series of more than 60 courses.
“This is an outstanding achievement,” said GMA Executive Director Larry Hanson. “We commend Councilman Turner for this accomplishment and for the dedication he has 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 benefits, and technical consulting services to its 538-member cities.