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Thursday, January 28, 2010

Thurman and Lusk complete government training


Media Contact: Jason Wright
jason.wright@cityofmiltonga.us
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MILTON, GA., Jan. 28, 2010 - Milton City Council members Karen Thurman and Bill Lusk received the prestigious Certificate of Recognition from the Georgia Municipal Training Institute at the Georgia Municipal Association's (GMA) Annual Mayors' Day Conference in Atlanta Jan. 24. They are the first two Milton City Council members to receive the honor.

The Georgia Municipal Training Institute, a cooperative effort of GMA and the University of Georgia's Carl Vinson Institute of Government, provides a nationally recognized series of training opportunities for elected city officials. To receive a Certificate of Recognition, a city official must complete a minimum of 42 units of credit. The training program consists of a series of 24 six-unit courses.

"This is an outstanding achievement," said GMA Executive Director Jim Higdon. "We commend Council members Thurman and Lusk for this accomplishment and for the dedication they have shown in using this valuable resource to become a more effective city official."

Based in Atlanta, GMA is a voluntary, non-profit organization that provides legislative advocacy, research, training, employee benefit and technical consulting services to its 500 member cities.

Incorporated on December 1, 2006, the City of Milton is a distinctive community that embraces small-town life and heritage while preserving and enhancing the city's rural character. The City of Milton is committed to maintaining the unique quality of life for its constituents while efficiently delivering essential services to residents and businesses in an interactive community environment. For more information, visit www.cityofmiltonga.us, or call 678-242-2500.

22 comments:

Anonymous said...

Those diplomas don't amount to squat.

Anonymous said...

Maybe not, but getting a diploma that doesn't amount to squat still comes out in front of those that don't do squat, much less required training.
Funny how quick the negative shot was on this story. I guess for vermin and combover, can't miss a chance.

Anonymous said...

Actually this was a big moment in both of their lives so don't spoil it. Just be glad you have a real life!

Anonymous said...

Does the course offer Ethics training? They desperately need an ethics course.

Anonymous said...

This is all they have going in their life so just let them enjoy it!

Anonymous said...

"more effective city officials" Pushing a $7M government center so that they could help their friend JT out of foreclosure? How about recognizing the council members that asked for the needs analysis for a project that almost made it through before he went into foreclosure? Hopefully they will continue their government training on the proper RFP process that guides most well run organizations.

Anonymous said...

Isn't the RFP process required by law?

I smell a recall.

Anonymous said...

Yes it is required by law and I am sure once the city council is ready to move forward they will follow the correct proceedures.

Anonymous said...

of course, as they are relieved that no one picked up on the timing of JT's foreclosure, questioned the private investors and thought it odd for a $7M project not be put out to bid. I am sure they will follow the correct protocol now. That was a close one. Good thing the Herald never looks into this stuff.

Anonymous said...

The RFP has never even gone out yet, dufuss! J T did not even get a chance to give a proposal on it. Forunately for you maybe the only place now that city hall can. Be located is on HWY 9. Maybe they can just convert an ugly strip center then you can be happy.

Susan

Anonymous said...

Wasn't Adams' presentation to council in early September?

Anonymous said...

Date: October 25, 2009 Publication: Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The (GA) Page Number: D1 Word Count: 1204

John T. Adams, a self-described lover of American history, envisioned retail destinations from bygone eras.


The developer of two suburban Atlanta retail centers, Crabapple Mercantile Exchange in Milton and Ellard Village in Alpharetta, paid attention to the little details. Wrought-iron fences, wooden overhangs, historic-looking brick facades.

But recently, both of his elegant projects were repossessed by his bank, Flagstar of Troy, Mich.

Anonymous said...

I am sure Bill and Karen would never consider putting our city at risk just to help out a friend.

Anonymous said...

They probably wouldn't sink to Jezebel's level.

Anonymous said...

They make a cute couple.

Anonymous said...

The city has not sent out an RFP, either before September or after. JT, Adam Orkin or anyone else for that matter has not made a proposal. JT's bank issue dosent have anything to do with the city.

Alan Tart had a presentation on a library site and pushed it through an email, but I dont see you picking up on that?

Anonymous said...

It makes me a little sick to my stomach thinking about those two doing the nasty. Does anyone else feel that way?

Anonymous said...

Poster 5:37, how is that comment even related to this thread? How do we know that you would be worse?

Anonymous said...

They needed training, however, no amount of training can improve one's personality or personal agendas. Bummer.

Anonymous said...

Or personal hygiene habbits.

Anonymous said...

Or personal hygiene habbits.

Anonymous said...

To poster 7:20, how do you know if I was worse? Consider the obvious, when you mix "Fat and Ugly" it just dosent have good consequences!