Fed­er­als­burg plan­ner grad­u­ates from lo­cal gov­er­nance pro­gram

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COL­LEGE PARK — Fed­er­als­burg Mayor Charles “Chuck” Plan­ner grad­u­ated from the Academy of Ex­cel­lence in Lo­cal Gov­er­nance at the Univer­sity of Mary­land School of Pub­lic Pol­icy Academy Fel­lows grad­u­a­tion cer­e­mony, Satur­day, Sept. 24, in the Univer­sity of Mary­land Memo­rial Chapel.

More than 90 pub­lic of­fi­cials from across the state re­ceived an Academy cer­tifi­cate in the pres­ence of fam­ily and friends. All Academy Fel­lows com­pleted a sub­stan­tial num­ber of pro­gram hours, which in­cluded core and elec­tive classes de­signed to meet their pro­fes­sional needs as mu­nic­i­pal or county of­fi­cials in lo­cal gov­ern­ment. Through the pro­gram, Academy Fel­lows not only en­hanced their un­der­stand­ing of lo­cal gov­ern­ment is­sues and eth­i­cal stan­dards for pub­lic ser­vice, but also de­vel­oped a foun­da­tion for in­formed pol­icy-mak­ing and ef­fec­tive gov­ern­ment.

“The school is proud to rec­og­nize the ef­forts of th­ese grad­u­ates,” said Univer­sity of Mary­land School of Pub­lic Pol­icy Dean Robert Orr. “Their com­mit­ment to pub­lic ser­vice and to pro­vid­ing the best pos­si­ble lo­cal gov­ern­ment to peo­ple across the state is ad­mirable.”

The Academy, which of­fered its first classes in 1998, is a col­lab­o­ra­tive ef­fort be­tween the School of Pub­lic Pol­icy, the Mary­land Mu­nic­i­pal League, the Mary­land As­so­ci­a­tion of Coun­ties and the Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment In­sur­ance Trust.


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