July 21, 2022 | News

Barber earns Certificate of Achievement at GMA Convention

Writer: Special to the Times

Published July 21, 2022
Henry County Times

Stockbridge Councilwoman Yolanda Barber received the prestigious Certificate of Achievement from the Harold F. Holtz Municipal Training Institute during the Georgia Municipal Association’s (GMA) Annual Convention in Savannah on June 27. 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 Achievement, a city official must complete a minimum of 72 units of credit, including at least 36 hours from a list of required classes. The training program consists of more than 70 courses.

“Serving the people of Stockbridge is an honor and I see great benefit in gaining more information from the Harold F. Holtz Municipal Training Institute, “ said Stockbridge Councilwoman Yolanda Barber. “I look forward to more opportunities in the near future.”

“This is an outstanding achievement,” said GMA Executive Director Larry Hanson. “We commend Councilmember Barber for this accomplishment and for the dedication 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 all of Georgia’s 537 cities.

For more information on the City of Stockbridge, visit www.cityofstockbridge.com.