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Officials earn certification
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Forsyth County News

Two Forsyth County commissioners recently received certification from the Association County Com-missioners of Georgia.

Todd Levent and Brian Tam, the commission’s chairman, were recognized on Oct. 4 for completing the Commissioners Training Program.

Commissioners Patrick Bell and Jim Boff also hold the certification.

The professional program, offered by the association in conjunction with the Carl Vinson Institute of Government at the University of Georgia, provides courses throughout the year.

In addition, local representatives recently joined others from across the state at the association’s annual Legislative Leadership Con-ference.

Commissioner Pete Amos and Deputy County Manager Tim Merritt attended the session.

The conference provided training in various areas, including economic development, state and federal relations, public safety and tax policy.

Attendees also voted on the association’s county platform, which includes policy positions and legislative priorities for the 2012 state legislative session.

The event’s keynote speaker was Hank Huckaby, chancellor of the University System of Georgia Board of Regents, who spoke about the link between higher education and future competitiveness.