MOULTRIE — Cindy Harvin, Colquitt County tax commissioner, and Linda Webb, accounting technician with the tax commissioner’s office, recently completed professional development training provided through the University of Georgia’s Carl Vinson Institute of Government.

More than 425 tax officials from across Georgia enrolled in training courses held at the Georgia Association of Tax Officials’ 2014 conference May 12-15 at The Classic Center in Athens.

At the conference, tax officials strengthened their professional skills in areas such as ad valorem taxation laws, state accounting requirements, motor vehicle titling, bankruptcy requirements and leadership development, the institute said.

The continuing education courses were provided through the Georgia Association of Tax Officials in partnership with the Georgia Department of Revenue and Carl Vinson Institute of Government. Conference attendees completed three days of training designed to help improve the standards of tax administrative practices.

“By participating in this training, Georgia’s tax officials demonstrate their commitment to the citizens they serve and a desire to help ensure that their administrative practices are compliant and efficient,” said Stacy Jones, the institute’s associate director of governmental training and education development.

The institute is a public service and outreach unit of the University of Georgia that provides training and technical assistance to help state and local governments become more efficient, more responsive and better managed.

This was Harvin’s 25th year and Webb’s 13th year attending the training sessions.