Lydia Humphrey earned local finance officer certification in the second quarter of 2013 through the University of Georgia’s Carl Vinson Institute of Government’s financial management training program.

Humphrey, who works for the city of Warner Robins, was recognized with Level II certification for pursuing professional development in governmental finance, accounting, budgeting and more. The certification requires officers to participate in nearly 200 hours of instruction.

Southeastern Freight Linesmarks 20 years in Macon

Southeastern Freight Lines, a provider of regional less-than-truckload transportation services, celebrated 20 years of quality without question service at its Macon service center in August. Opened in 1993, the business at 801 Joe Tamplin Industrial Blvd., features 45 dock doors and employs 30 drivers. During its 20-year history, the center has consistently employed quality-serving employees, including nine associates who have been with the business since its opening. The Macon service center was the 39th service center opened by Southeastern Freight Lines since its founding in 1950.

Houston diabetes program receives recognition

The Houston Healthcare Diabetes Management Program was awarded in August the American Diabetes Association Education Recognition Certificate for its quality diabetes self-management education program. The program has been recognized since September 2000.

The certificate assures that educational programs meet the national standards for diabetes self-management education programs. These standards were developed and tested under the auspices of the National Diabetes Advisory Board.

Programs apply for recognition voluntarily. Programs that achieve recognition status have a staff of knowledgeable health professionals who can provide participants with comprehensive information about diabetes management. Diabetes contributed to 231,404 deaths in 2007, making it the seventh-leading cause of death in the U.S.

Centerville city attorney elected to board

Rebecca Tydings, city attorney of Centerville, was elected to the boards of trustees of the Georgia Municipal Association’s risk management and employee benefit programs. Tydings was elected in June to the Georgia Municipal Employees Benefit System, GMA Workers’ Compensation Self-Insurance Fund and Georgia Interlocal Risk Management Agency Boards of Trustees, which provide policy direction and oversight to GMA’s retirement, other post-employment benefits trust, life and health insurance, workers’ compensation insurance and property and liability insurance programs.