By: Staff Reports | Gwinnett Citizen
ong>Emanuel receives GMA Certificate of Recognition

ATLANTA – Snellville Councilmember Dave Emanuel received the prestigious Certificate of Recognition from the Georgia Municipal Training Institute at the Georgia Municipal Association’s Annual Mayors’ Day Conference in Atlanta on Jan. 25. 

It is especially noteworthy that Emanuel was awarded this certificate in only three years in office, GMA officials said. 

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 which are offered by the Georgia Municipal Training Institute, a cooperative effort of GMA and the University of Georgia’s Carl Vinson Institute of Government. The nationally recognized series of training opportunities are designed specifically for elected city officials.  

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