Dawson County District 2 Commissioner Chris Gaines recently completed all courses required to earn his certificate of recognition as a Certified County Commissioner from The University of Georgia Carl Vinson Institute of Government, in partnership the Association County Commissioners of Georgia (ACCG).
Gaines, who took office in January 2017, 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.
“This training and certification has allowed me to learn not only from the wonderful ACCG professors but also from other community leaders around the state,” said Gaines. “I appreciate the opportunity to serve Dawson County as your District 2 Commissioner and strive to make the best decisions that are a reflection of each of you.”
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.