Smyth earns certification

Published 5:23 pm Monday, August 30, 2010

MONTGOMERY – Crenshaw County Administrator David Smyth received his designation of Certified County Administrator, accomplishments 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 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 designation of Certified County Administrator, 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.

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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.