Federalsburg planner graduates from local governance program
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.
FEDERALSBURG MAYOR CHARLES “CHUCK” PLANNER