City officials from throughout Georgia enhanced their leadership skills and earned recognition for their commitment to professional development at the recent 2020 Cities 联合国首脑会议的培训。
城市团结，前身为市长的一天，提出一月24-27在亚特兰大 by the Georgia Municipal Association (GMA) in partnership with the Institute of 政府.
Nearly 700 mayors, council members, city staff and other officials attended classes delivered by Institute faculty and other subject-matter experts on critical topics such as neighborhood revitalization, workforce development and citizen engagement. Classes were offered through the Harold F. Holtz Municipal 训练 Institute, a continuing education program developed through a partnership between the Institute of 政府 和GMA。
In addition, participants received state government updates at the Capitol Connection Legislative Networking Breakfast, and more than 200 municipal officials were recognized 随着在颁奖证书午饭美国城市。
Many of the classes offered at Cities United were presented by Institute faculty and 这主题探讨包括预算，公共工程和政策制定。
“Our training is structured around the Institute’s broader commitment to excellence 在政府“之说 马拉肖, interim associate director of governmental training with the Institute. “With each hour they invested in training, our certificate recipients showed their own commitments 在政府追求卓越“。
UGA农村发展经理 saralyn斯塔福德 presented a class called “Funding City Projects and Programs Through Grants and Loans” 通知官员关于市州，联邦和基金会的资助来源 地方可以帮助支持资本改造项目。
“Cash-strapped cities cannot always rely on taxes and fees to generate revenue for local projects,” Stafford said. “This funding knowledge does not just help metropolitan areas. Cities and towns in rural Georgia also can benefit from grants and low-interest 援助贷款的经济繁荣“。