The Newly Elected Officials Institute provides an opportunity for mayors and councilmembers to increase their knowledge and understanding of city government, especially as it relates to the role and responsibility of the elected official. The training provides information designed to increase the awareness of the legal, financial and ethical responsibilities of city officials. Further, the course provides six hours of credit toward the voluntary training certificate program available through the Municipal Training Institute.
The Georgia General Assembly passed legislation (O.C.G.A. 36-45-1) requiring all persons elected as members of a municipal governing authority who were not serving as members of a municipal governing authority on July 1, 1990 to attend and satisfactorily complete a training program specifically designed for newly elected municipal officials.
Municipal elected officials that have served before and have been reelected are required to take the Newly Elected Officials Institute again if they have been out of office for more than four years.
Tifton Hotel Block: GMA has reserved a block of rooms at the following Tifton hotels for the nights of March 6 and 7: Country Inn & Suites / block rate- $90 plus fees / (229) 382-8100; Comfort Inn & Suites / block rate- $90 plus fees / (229) 382-8250; Holiday Inn Express / block rate- $109 plus fees/ (229) 382-3300.
Please call the hotel directly. All three hotels are located off of Exit 62 on I-75. Please ask for the Georgia Municipal Association block rate. Reservations at the special block rates MUST be made by February 20, 2019.