The Association County Commissioners of Georgia and the Carl Vinson Institute of Government at the University of Georgia recently recognized more than 50 county officials for completing one of several commissioners’ training programs. Newton County Commissioner Nancy Schulz was among those recognized, receiving the Silver Standard of Excellence certificate.

The Standard of Excellence Program recognizes continuing education hours above and beyond the completion of two other training programs. The Silver Standard of Excellence represents completion of 100 hours of continuing education.

The training certificates were presented at the 2013 ACCG Annual Conference held at the Savannah Civic Center.

“The leadership development programs provided by ACCG and the Carl Vinson Institute of Government provide county officials a solid foundation in county government management and help them understand the ever-changing complexities of local governance,” said ACCG Executive Director Ross King. “We strongly believe that continuing education is critical to effective local government leadership for both new and veteran commissioners alike and provide in-depth training opportunities to prepare county officials for the issues they will face.”

ACCG and the Vinson Institute have been providing leadership development and training certification programs for county commissioners and county staff members for more than two decades.