By: Staff Reports | Gwinnett Citizen
By: Staff Reports | Gwinnett Citizen

Howard receives GMA training certificate

Snellville – Mayor Pro Tem Bobby Howard received the prestigious Certificate of Recognition from the Harold F. Holtz Municipal Training Institute at the Georgia Municipal Association’s Annual Mayors’ Day Conference in Atlanta on Jan. 24.

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 Mayor Pro Tem Howard 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 over 500 member cities.