HAMPTON – Errol Mitchell, Hampton mayor pro tem, received the Certificate of Recognition from the Harold F. Holtz Municipal Training Institute during the Georgia Municipal Association’s annual convention in Savannah in June.

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.

The Harold F. Holtz Municipal Training Institute, a cooperative effort of GMA at the Carl Vinson Institute of Government at the University of Georgia, provides a nationally-recognized series of training opportunities for city officials.

"This is an outstanding achievement," said Larry Hanson, executive director of the GMA, in a press release. "We commend Mayor Pro Tem Mitchell 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 538 member cities.

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A native of Hampton, Georgia, Joe Adgie has worked for the Valdosta Daily Times, Clayton News, Rockdale Citizen and Newton Citizen. Adgie joined the Henry Herald in April 2018.

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