Mayor Pro Tem Bayardelle Receives Recognition for Training Accomplishment

Mayor Pro Tem Melissa Bayardelle received the Harold F. Holtz Municipal Training Institute Certificate of Recognition during the Georgia Municipal Association’s (GMA) Annual Cities United Summit in Atlanta on January 28.

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.

“This is a remarkable achievement,” said GMA CEO and Executive Director Larry Hanson. “We commend Melissa Bayardelle for this accomplishment and for the dedication shown in using this valuable resource to become a more effective city official.”

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 more than 70 courses.

“We are proud of our partnership with GMA to provide high-quality, relevant training to Georgia’s more than 3,500 municipal officials,” said UGA’s Carl Vinson Institute of Government Director Rob Gordon. “The institute remains committed to being the trusted resource that city officials across Georgia turn to for leadership and professional development training that makes a difference in the lives of the citizens they represent.”