Smyth receives Certificate in County Administration

Published 2:53 pm Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Crenshaw County Administrator David Smyth received his Certificate in County Administration, an accomplishment due to the amount of study, preparation, professionalism and dedication to public service the certificate 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 Elmore County Commissioner Joe Faulk. “This is a tested program, which carries with it much more than just showing up for a class. It means a great amount of dedication to making local government services better for our citizens.”

To receive a 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. The program is administered by The University Partnership of Alabama for Continuing Education, a partnership with Jacksonville State University, Troy University (Dothan Campus), the University of North Alabama, the Association of County Commissions of Alabama and its affiliate, the Association of County Administrators of Alabama.

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