Mayor Cornelius Huff, Municipal Association President, and Councilmember Sonja Craig.
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Councilmember Sonja Craig from the City of Union has graduated from the Advanced
Municipal Elected Officials Institute of Government. Graduates
received their certificates during the Municipal Association of South
Carolina’s Hometown Legislative Action Day on February 4, 2020.
The Municipal Association offers the Advanced Institute
exclusively to graduates of the Municipal
Elected Officials Institute of Government. Created in 2014, the
Advanced Institute provides elected officials with continuing education through
classroom instruction and interaction with experienced peers.
“The Advanced Institute gives mayors and councilmembers an
opportunity to explore topics of interest to cities and towns in greater depth,”
said Urica Floyd, staff associate for distance learning for the Municipal
Officials participate in at least four of six courses to
graduate from the Advanced Institute. Topics include public safety, budgeting,
utilities, advocacy, economic development and governance.
The Advanced Institute draws its faculty from South Carolina
and across the country including recognized local government leaders, state
officials, as well as college and university faculty.
Established in 1986, the Municipal Elected Officials Institute
of Government is a program of the Municipal Association of South Carolina. It gives
municipal officials a strong foundation in the operation of municipal