Edisto Council members graduate | News | The Press and Standard
by The Press and Standard | April 14, 2017 5:00 pm
Last Updated: April 12, 2017 at 12:28 pm
Edisto Beach Council members Jerome Kizer and Crawford Moore recently received their diplomas from the Municipal Elected Officials Institute of Government.
Walterboro Mayor Bill Young, the president of the Municipal Association of South Carolina, presented Kizer and Moore their certifications in Columbia during the associations annual Hometown Legislative Action Day.
Established in 1986, the Institute of Government is a program that gives municipal officials a foundation in the operation of local government. Participants learn about the role of elected officials and administrative staff and the relationships municipal officials have with other local governments, the state and federal government.
Officials participate in more than 25 hours of classroom work in order to graduate from the Institute. Highlights of topics covered during the sessions include the Freedom of Information Act, ethics and accountability, budgeting, planning and zoning, human resources and economic development.
The Institute draws its faculty from recognized local government leaders in South Carolina and other states, state officials, faculty and staff of the state’s colleges and universities, and other guest lecturers.
“For more than 30 years, the Association has encouraged local elected officials to participate in the Institute, whether they are newly elected or have served for a while,” said Miriam Hair, executive director of the Municipal Association. “This Institute gives elected leaders with diverse personal and professional backgrounds an understanding and overview of the details of running a local government.”