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Rincon officials get certified
Crosby, Wendelken get GMA certificates of achievement
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Rincon Mayor Ken Lee, center, earned the Georgia Municipal Association’s certificate of recognition at the group’s annual convention in Savannah last month.Two Rincon city councilmen, Lamar Crosby and Paul Wendelken, right, were honored with the certificate of achievement from the GMA. - photo by Photo by Ralna Pearson

Rincon city officials were commended for their certificates from the Georgia Municipal Association at the Rincon City Council meeting on Monday night.

Mayor Ken Lee commended councilmen Lamar Crosby and Paul Wendelken for being awarded the certificate of achievement from the Georgia Municipal Training Institute at the GMA’s annual convention in Savannah on June 26.

The certificate requires a minimum of 72 hours of credit.

“This is an outstanding achievement,” noted GMA Executive Director Jim Higdon.

After commending the councilmen, Lee said he, too, had earned the certificate of recognition at the convention.

This certificate requires a minimum of 42 hours of credit.

Three levels of certification are awarded by the institute. From lowest to highest they are the certificate of recognition, the certificate of achievement and the certificate of excellence.

Training provided by the school covers many subjects of importance to city officials including economic development, human resources, planning and zoning and utilities.

The GMA has more than 500 member cities that account for more than  99 percent of the state’s municipal population.