Local Training

Local elected officials, administrators, and staff, as well as boards and authorities, can benefit from quality, customized training and development opportunities offered by the Institute at convenient locations around the state and on the University of Georgia campus.

Newly Elected Municipal Officials Institute

Contact: Kitty Shollenberger, kittys@uga.edu; 706.542.9523

The Georgia Municipal Association (GMA) and the Institute of Government coordinate the training required by Georgia law for mayors and city council members elected or reelected after July 1, 1990. This one-and-a-half-day program is offered at the University of Georgia and other locations throughout the state. It provides an orientation to city government and prepares new municipal officials to face the variety of situations they meet upon taking office. Reference material is given to support city officials in making decisions and carrying out their responsibilities.

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