Dowdell Receives Training Certificate

Front Page, July 2018

Pictured is Daryl Ra’shad Dowdell I, second from left, receiving the Certificate of Recognition at the Georgia Municipal Association’s (GMA) Annual Convention in Savannah on June 24. Also pictured are Dr. Laura Meadows, far left, director of the Carl Vinson Institute of Government; Dorothy Hubbard, second from right, immediate past president of the Georgia Municipal Association; and An’cel Davis, right, chair of the Municipal Training Board.

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ATLANTA -Americus Councilmember Daryl Dowdell received the Certificate of Recognition from the Harold F. Holtz Municipal Training Institute during the Georgia Municipal Association’s (GMA) Annual Convention in Savannah on Sunday, June 24.

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 city officials. To receive a Certificate of Recognition, a city official must complete a minimum of 42 units of credit, including at least 18 hours from a list of required classes. The training program consists of a series of more than 60 courses.

“This is an outstanding achievement,” said GMA Executive Director Larry Hanson. “We commend Councilmember Dowdell 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.