ATLANTA — Sandy Springs Metropolis Councilwoman Melody Kelley obtained the Harold F. Holtz Municipal Coaching Institute Certificates of Recognition Jan. 28 in the course of the Georgia Municipal Affiliation’s Annual Cities United Summit.
The Harold F. Holtz Municipal Coaching Institute supplies a nationally acknowledged collection of coaching alternatives for metropolis officers via the Georgia Municipal Affiliation and the College of Georgia’s Carl Vinson Institute of Authorities.
Larry Hanson, CEO and govt director of the Georgia Municipal Affiliation, referred to as Kelley’s certification “a exceptional achievement.”
“We commend Dr. Kelley for this accomplishment and for the dedication proven in utilizing this worthwhile useful resource to turn out to be a more practical metropolis official,” Hanson mentioned.
To obtain a Certificates of Recognition, metropolis officers should full a minimal of 42 credit, together with at the least 18 hours from a listing of required courses. This system consists of greater than 70 programs.
“I’m satisfied that the Municipal Coaching Institute is among the most precious assets our state affords to help regionally elected officers,” Kelley mentioned. “I’ve accomplished 51 hours of in-person municipal coaching, and I stay up for sustaining this stage of engagement as a service to my constituency.”
Kelley, who holds a doctorate in natural chemistry from the College of Alabama, is an affiliate professor of chemistry at Georgia State College’s Perimeter Faculty in Dunwoody.
Earlier than being elected to the District 2 seat in 2021, Kelley graduated from the Sandy Springs Police Division’s Citizen Academy and the Management Sandy Springs program.
She has additionally served on the Father or mother Trainer Group boards for Sandy Springs Constitution Center Faculty and North Springs Excessive Faculty.