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Posted on: September 10, 2021


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Mayor Tony Paulk was awarded the Harold F. Holtz Municipal Training Institute’s Certificate of Distinction during the Georgia Municipal Association’s (GMA) Annual Convention in August. The annual GMA Convention provides city officials with an opportunity to learn more about legislation under consideration, attend training sessions, and hear from state leaders.

To receive a Certificate of Distinction, a city official must complete a minimum of 204 hours of training, including at least 72 hours from a list of required courses from the Newly Elected Officials Institute and the Robert E. Knox, Jr. Municipal Leadership Institute. 

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

The Harold F. Holtz Municipal Training Institute is a cooperative effort of GMA and the University of Georgia’s Carl Vinson Institute of Government and offers a nationally recognized training series for elected city officials. The Georgia Municipal Association is a voluntary, non-profit organization that provides legislative advocacy, research, training, employee benefit and technical consulting services to its 538 member cities.  For more information about GMA and their benefits offered to Georgia cities, please visit their website,

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