For Immediate Release
Date: January 20, 2017
Savannah City Council Alderman John Hall will receive the prestigious Certificate of Distinction award from the Harold F. Holtz Municipal Training Institute at the Georgia Municipal Association’s (GMA) annual Mayors’ Day Conference 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 Distinction a city official must complete a minimum of 204 units of credit, including at least 72 hours from the required list and the Robert E. Knox, Jr. Municipal Leadership Institute. The training program consists of a series of more than 50 courses.
Hall is one of 15 city officials who will receive the Certificate of Distinction at the Annual Convention.
“This is an outstanding achievement,” said GMA Executive Director Lamar Norton. “We commend Alderman Hall 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.