Mayor Riley receives municipal officers certification

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

The Arkansas Municipal League recognized Caraway Mayor Barry Riley as a graduate of its Voluntary Certified Continuing Education Program for Municipal Officers, during the 2013 Winter Conference held in Little Rock last month.

Caraway Mayor Barry Riley recently completed a Voluntary Certified Continuing Education Program for Municipal Officers held in Little Rock.

"I really enjoy the Municipal League meetings and learning about new grants and ideas that can help Caraway," Mayor Riley said. "I thought it was important enough for me to take more than a week's vacation from my job at American Greeting last year in order to complete the program. The information obtained at the meetings benefited me to use as a structural guideline for Caraway and help as a decision making tool during the hard economic times that we have experienced."

Numerous mayors, aldermen, city managers and directors representing municipalities from across the state completed 21 hours of study over the course of a year in subjects such as procedural rules, municipal land use, planning and zoning, budgeting, methods of effective leadership and more. To maintain certification, graduates must complete six hours of continuing education classes each year.

The program continues in 2013 with classes held at the League's North Little Rock headquarters and in June at the League's Convention in Hot Springs.

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