Mayor Pro Tem Barbara Bender and Councilman Dave Emanuel both
received the prestigious Certificate of Achievement from the Harold F. Holtz Municipal
Training Institute at the Georgia Municipal Association’s 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 Achievement, a city official must complete a minimum of 72 units of credit,
including at least 36 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 Bender and Councilman Dave Emanuel for this
accomplishment and for the dedication they’ve shown in using this valuable resource to
become more effective city officials.”
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.