2018-02-07 / News

Lewis receives Certificate of Distinction


Pictured from left are Dr. Laura Meadows, director of the Carl Vinson Institute of Government; Brenda Lewis, vice mayor of the City of Waynesboro; An’cel Davis, chair of the Municipal Training Board; and Larry Hanson, executive director of the Georgia Municipal Association. Pictured from left are Dr. Laura Meadows, director of the Carl Vinson Institute of Government; Brenda Lewis, vice mayor of the City of Waynesboro; An’cel Davis, chair of the Municipal Training Board; and Larry Hanson, executive director of the Georgia Municipal Association. Brenda Lewis, who serves as vice mayor for the City of Waynesboro, recently received the prestigious Certificate of Distinction award from the Harold F. Holtz Municipal Training Institute during the Georgia Municipal Association’s (GMA) Mayors’ Day conference in Atlanta.

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 a required list of courses and the Robert E. Knox Jr. Municipal Leadership Institute. The training program consists of a series of more than 60 courses.

Lewis was one of 14 city officials to receive the Certificate of Distinction at the conference.

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

Based in Atlanta, GMA is a voluntary, nonprofit organization that provides legislative advocacy, research, training, employee benefit and technical consulting services to its 521 member cities.

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