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Fausett receives Certified County Commissioner certificate
Sharon Fausett
Sharon Fausett will not run for reelection again after serving as District 1’s county commissioner for eight years.

Dawson County District 1 Commissioner Sharon Fausett recently completed all courses required to earn her certificate of recognition as a Certified County Commissioner from the University of Georgia Carl Vinson Institute of Government, in partnership with the Association County Commissioners of Georgia (ACCG).

Fausett, who took office in January 2015, successfully completed nine training sessions covering 66 hours of required courses. Courses included County Government 101, County Government Finance, County Government Law, Economic Development, Ethics, Human Resources, Leadership Institute, Property Appraisal and Taxation and Public Health and Safety.

“A huge thank you goes to the county and ACCG for the role each has played in my receiving this certification,” Fausett said. “I trust the knowledge I have gained will enable me to be a more effective commissioner as I continue to serve the citizens of Dawson County.”

Fausett is running unopposed in this year’s election and is slated to begin her second term in office in January 2019.

The Institute of Government, in partnership with ACCG, offers courses through the Lifelong Learning Academy for county commissioners to develop and enhance their leadership and governing skills. Academy courses are offered at least once every other year during training programs. These programs are held in conjunction with regularly scheduled ACCG meetings or as stand-alone sessions. In order to receive credit, a person must attend the entire course.