Grayson earns professional designation

Published 12:26 pm Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Demopolis Mayor Mike Grayson has earned the professional designation of Certified Municipal Officer after completing 40 credit hours of training conducted or endorsed by the Alabama League of Municipalities.

Grayson was recognized for his accomplishments during graduation ceremonies held in Montgomery Aug. 18.

He is a member of the 16th graduating class of Certified Municipal Officials.

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“The citizens of Demopolis should be extremely proud of Mayor Grayson for his achievements by completing this elected officials training program,” said Ken Smith, Executive Director of the League of Municipalities.

“He spent many hours during the last several years attending day-long workshops and lectures on the finer points of municipal government.”

The training program for elected municipal officials started in 1994 by ALM to complete the cycle of training for elected officials.

Grayson, because of his attendance at statewide and regional educational conferences, has received formal classroom training in subjects such as council meeting procedures, parliamentary procedure, the Open Meetings Act, public records, ordinance drafting, conflicts of interest, the State Ethics Law, duties of the mayor and council, tort liability, the competitive bid law, zoning and planning, annexation, municipal regulatory powers, municipal revenues and expenditures, personnel actions and leadership development.

The ALM promotes the understanding of municipal government and administration in Alabama with hopes to advance the welfare of the citizens in the state.