Mara Shaw, Leadership Development Program Manager at the Carl Vinson Institute of Government, City Commissioner Kentaiwon Durham, and Dallas Mayor Boyd Austin, President of the Georgia Municipal Association
Douglas Commissioner Kentaiwon Durham received the prestigious Certificate of Recognition from the Harold F. Holtz Municipal Training Institute at the Georgia Municipal Association’s (GMA) Mayors’ Day Conference in Atlanta on Jan 22.
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 elected city officials. To receive a Certificate of Recognition, a city official must complete a minimum of 42 units of credit, including at least 18 hours from the required list. The training program consists of a series of more than 50 courses.
“This is an outstanding achievement,” said GMA Executive Director Lamar Norton. “We commend Commissioner Durham 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 521 member cities.