Hammond certified as county administrator

Published 7:04 pm Friday, August 19, 2011

Marengo County Administrator Meredith Hammond has received a Certificate in County Administration and the designation as Certified County Administrator, accomplishments both due to the amount of study, preparation, professionalism and dedication to public service the certification program symbolizes.

“We are especially proud of our county administrative staffs because participating in this continuing education program shows their intent to become better public servants,” said ACCA President and Clay County Commissioner Ricky Burney.

“This is a tested program, which means much more than just showing up for a class. It means a great amount of dedication to improving local government services for our citizens.”

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To receive the certificate in county administration, any administrative personnel approved to participate in this program must complete 72 hours of course work – six courses of 12 hours each – through the County Government Education Institute (CGEI).

In order to receive the designation of Certified County Administrator, the professional must complete an additional 24 hours of course work and have been a county administrator for a minimum of three years. The CGEI program is administered by the Association of County Commissions of Alabama.

The Association of County Commissions of Alabama is a statewide organization representing county government inAlabama.

The organization promotes improved county government services in Alabama, offers educational programs for county officials and their staff members, administers insurance programs for county governments and employees, offers legal advice, and represents the interests of county government before state and federal organizations and agencies.

The activities of the Association are governed by a board of directors composed of three officers, past presidents and representatives elected from 12 Alabama districts.