Waynesboro Vice Mayor Brenda Lewis received the prestigious Certificate of Dedication award from the Harold F. Holtz Municipal Training Institute during the Georgia Municipal Association's (GMA) annual convention in Savannah on Friday, June 21. The Certificate of Dedication requires 276 hours of training, including at least 108 hours from a required list of classes, 18 hours of which must be from an advanced leadership track and the Robert E. Knox Jr. Municipal Leadership Institute. After obtaining the Certificate of Dedication, officials must complete nine hours of continuing education each year to maintain the certificate. The training program consists of a series of more than 60 courses. Lewis was one of 10 City officials to receive the certificate at the conference.
"This outstanding achievement truly speaks to the dedication shown by these recipients," said GMA Executive Director Larry Hanson. "We commend them all for this accomplishment and for the commitment they have shown in using this valuable resource to become more effective City officials. They serve as examples to other City officials across the state."
Based in Atlanta, GMA is a voluntary, non-profit organization that provides legislative advocacy, research, training, employee benefit and technical consulting services to its 538 member cities.