We partner with the Georgia Municipal Association (GMA) to provide training programs for newly elected council members and advanced training programs for incumbent council members and mayors.
The Institute of Government and the Georgia Municipal Association (GMA) co-sponsor the Harold F. Holtz Municipal Training Institute, which is a series of voluntary training programs for mayors, council members, and managers. Classes are designed to enhance their knowledge and skills as municipal elected officials. Education classes are held several times during the year and is governed by the Board of the Georgia Municipal Training Institute.
The Institute of Government and the Georgia Municipal Association (GMA) coordinate the training required by Georgia law for mayors and city council members elected or reelected after July 1, 1990. The one-and-a-half-day Newly Elected Municipal Officials Institute 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.