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Rincon city manager earns prestigious certificate
John Klimm
City Manager John Klimm - photo by Mark Lastinger/staff

ATLANTA -- Rincon City manager John Klimm received the prestigious Certificate of Achievement from the Harold F. Holtz Municipal Training Institute during the Georgia Municipal Association's (GMA) Annual Convention in Savannah on Tuesday.

The Harold F. Holtz Municipal Training Institute, a cooperative effort of the GMA and the University of Georgia's Carl Vinson Institute of Government, provides a nationally recognized series of training opportunities for city officials. To receive a Certificate of Achievement, a city official must complete a minumum of 72 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.

"This is an outstanding achievement," EMA Executive Director Larry Hanson said. "We commend City Manager Klimm 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, the GMA is a voluntary, nonprofit organization that provides legislative advocacy, research, training, employee benefit and technical consulting services to all of Georgia's 537 cities.