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Business news: Councilwoman receives certificate of excellence

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LaGrange City Council member Norma M. Tucker, center, receives the Certificate of Excellence from the Georgia Municipal Training Institute at the Georgia Municipal Association’s 82nd annual convention in Savannah on June 29. Flanking her are, left, Jennifer Frum, UGA vice president for public service and outreach, and Albany Mayor Dorothy Hubbard, GMA third vice president and training board chair.

http://lagrangenews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/37/2015/07/web1_WEB0719Tucker.jpgLaGrange City Council member Norma M. Tucker, center, receives the Certificate of Excellence from the Georgia Municipal Training Institute at the Georgia Municipal Association’s 82nd annual convention in Savannah on June 29. Flanking her are, left, Jennifer Frum, UGA vice president for public service and outreach, and Albany Mayor Dorothy Hubbard, GMA third vice president and training board chair.

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SAVANNAH — LaGrange Councilwoman Norma Tucker received the Certificate of Excellence from the Georgia Municipal Training Institute at the Georgia Municipal Association’s 82nd annual convention in Savannah on June 29.

The Georgia 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 elected city officials. To receive a Certificate of Excellence, a city official must complete a minimum of 120 units of credit, including at least 54 hours from the required list and the Robert E. Knox Jr. Municipal Leadership Institute.

The training program consists of a series of more than 50 courses.

“This is an outstanding achievement,” said GMA Executive Director Lamar Norton. “We commend Councilmember Tucker for this accomplishment and for the dedication she’s shown in using this valuable resource to become a more effective city official.”​

Based in Atlanta, GMA is a voluntary, nonprofit organization that provides legislative advocacy, research, training, employee benefit and technical consulting services to its over 500 member cities.

From a press release submitted by the Georgia Municipal Association.