Georgia Municipal Training & Education
As your elected representative, I feel that I have a responsibility to do more than show up to a couple of council meetings a month. It's important for me to understand how government works; what programs and grants we can take advantage of; to know my peers in other cities and understand the things they are working on; and to know our legislators, and to be able to lobby them on behalf of our city.
That's why I attended the Georgia Municipal Association's "Mayors' Day Conference" on the weekend of January 26th. While there, I took a full-day class on municipal finance, attended several briefings about transportation, voting machines, and other state-wide issues. I also spent a morning at the Capitol, meeting our state representatives.
This was a great opportunity, and I believe I will be able to take much of what I learned back to Doraville to help me with the job I do for you.