The Academy for Excellence in Local Governance was established in 1998 as a collaborative effort among the University of Maryland’s Institute for Governmental Service and Research, MACo, the Maryland Municipal League and the Local Government Insurance Trust to provide professional development and leadership training for elected and appointed local government officials. Participants in the program must complete a series of core and elective course requirements to earn their Certificate of Completion.
On September 18, 2011 the most recent class of 83 Academy graduates were honored in a graduation ceremony held at the University of Maryland’s Chapel in College Park. MML President, the Honorable Michael Bennett, Mayor of Aberdeen, spoke at the ceremony. He commended that graduates for their commitment to public service and for their time and hard work to complete the Academy program.
Graduation Ceremonies are held every two years for those officials who complete the Academy coursework.
MACo congratulates the following county government officials on their completion of the program:
Julia Gouge, Past Commission President, Carroll County
The Honorable Andrea Harrison, Prince George’s County Council
Gerald Mason, Chief Administrative Officer, Worcester County
Robert McCord, Harford County Attorney
The Honorable James McMahan, Jr., Harford County Council
Sharon Muir, Internal Auditor, Somerset County
Daniel Powell, past county Administrator, Somerset County
The Honorable Chad Shrodes, Harford County Council