The Carl Vinson Institute of Government partners with the Georgia Municipal Association (GMA) to provide leadership development programs for newly elected mayors and council members and advanced training programs for municipal officials.
The Institute of Government and the Georgia Municipal Association (GMA) conduct 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 officials. Education classes are held throughout the year. The Municipal Training Institute is administered by the Municipal Training Board, which is established by the Vinson Institute in consultation with GMA.
Online Course Options
Capital Improvement Program (Elective)
Local Government Debt Methods (Elective)
Open Meetings Open Records (Required for Certificate)
Human Resources: An Online Course for Governmental Officials (Required for Certificate)
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.