Councilman Will Sconiers, Councilman Kennith Mount, Councilman Ralph Wells, Mayor Earl Johnson, City Clerk John Thompson, Councilman Terry Powell and Councilwoman Hazel Griffin are shown with the award they received this week.
The Alabama League of Municipalities (ALM) has named Andalusia a Certified Municipality, an honor awarded to cities and towns in which the mayor and all council members have earned the professional designation of Certified Municipal Official.
The designation signifies that the mayor and all council members have completed a minimum of 40 credit hours of formal training on municipal government conducted or endorsed by ALM through its Certified Municipal Official program.
City Clerk John Thompson said that each of Andalusia’s elected officials has gone a step further, and also has earned the ALM’s advanced certification.
“As mayor, I am proud that Andalusia is just one of a handful of cities to be represented in the inaugural class of certified municipalities,” Mayor Earl Johnson said. “This is representative of the hard work you have done, reading the assigned materials, and getting up to speed on the law. I know the citizens you represent appreciate what this represents.”
The awards were presented in Mobile on Tuesday, during the closing session of ALM’s annual convention.