City of Brewton Named a 2018 Certified Municipality by the Alabama League of Municipalities
Published 1:35 pm Wednesday, May 1, 2019
The City of Brewton has been named a 2018 Certified Municipality by the Alabama League of Municipalities (ALM), a highly regarded honor awarded to cities and towns in which the mayor and all councilmembers have earned the professional designation of Certified Municipal Official. The 2018 Certified Municipal Achievement Awards were presented in Mobile on Tuesday, May 7, during the Closing Session of ALM’s annual convention.
This designation through ALM signifies that the mayor and all councilmembers have completed a minimum of 40 credit hours of formal training on municipal government conducted or endorsed by ALM via its Certified Municipal Official (CMO) Program. Qualifying municipalities are selected by ALM based on CMO program credit hour records during the previous calendar year and receive an official certificate as well as an annual Certified Municipality digital seal for use on the municipality’s website.
“All CMO graduates spend many hours over several years attending day-long workshops and lectures on the finer points of municipal government,” said Ken Smith, ALM Executive Director. “Earning the CMO designation is a significant accomplishment, so when the mayor and all the councilmembers from a city or town have achieved this professional designation, we believe the municipality should be recognized for their commitment and motivation to become better informed, more effective municipal officials. Certified Municipalities are a standout in Alabama!”