Source: NorthFulton.com

Forsyth County officials train for challenges
Amos completes program to continue education, build leadership

by Shauyan Saki

May 20, 2013

ATLANTA – Association County Commissioners of Georgia, the state’s county association, and the Carl Vinson Institute of Government recognized 50 county officials who have completed commissioners’ training programs.

Both institutions have been providing leadership development and training certification programs for county commissioners and staff members for 20 years.

Commissioners who received certificates for the training program completed 48 hours of continuing education courses as well as a two-day leadership institute.

Among those recognized was Forsyth County District 1 Commissioner and Chairman R.J. “Pete” Amos.

“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.