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Aaron C. Higgins Appointed to the Municipal Training Board of the Harold F. Holtz Municipal Training Institute


Pooler, GA – August 22, 2023 – Aaron C. Higgins, a dedicated council member on the Pooler City Council, has been appointed for a four-year term to the Municipal Training Board (MTB) of the Harold F. Holtz Municipal Training Institute. The MTB provides oversight for the institute’s training program designed to enhance the knowledge and skills of city officials in municipal matters.

The Municipal Training Board, a partnership between the University of Georgia’s Carl Vinson Institute of Government and Georgia Municipal Association (GMA), plays a vital role in developing and administering comprehensive training courses for municipal elected officials. With the authority to establish rules, regulations, and standards, the MTB ensures the effectiveness and quality of the training program.

“I am honored to be appointed to the Municipal Training Board. Lifelong learning is essential for effective public service, and I am committed to providing high-quality training that meets the needs of Georgia’s city officials,” said Higgins.

The Municipal Training Board consists of 17 seats, with Higgins being appointed to represent GMA’s 12th District, the interests the City of Pooler, and all city officials within District 12. The board meets several times a year to discuss training policy matters, and Higgins will actively participate, bringing insights from his local government experience. His four-year term is from July 2022 – June 2026.

As a member of the Municipal Training Board, Higgins will also provide updates on the Municipal Training Institute during GMA district meetings, ensuring that city officials across Georgia benefit from the program. Additionally, he may contribute to training sessions held during the Cities United Summit and Annual Convention, fostering a supportive learning environment for fellow municipal leaders.

For more information about the Municipal Training Board and the Harold F. Holtz Municipal Training Institute, please visit https://www.gacities.com/What-We-Do/Training-Education/Harold-F-Holtz-Municipal-Training-Institute/Municipal-Training-Board.aspx.


About Aaron C Higgins:

In his role on the Pooler City Council since 2020, Aaron C. Higgins has demonstrated a strong commitment to furthering his understanding of municipal governance, as exemplified by his active participation in GMA/CVIOG courses. Even amid the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, including the shift to online learning, Aaron’s unwavering dedication to self-improvement remained evident. Notably, in 2022, he achieved his third CVIOG certificate out of a possible five, underscoring his persistent pursuit of knowledge and professional growth. Aaron is running for re-election. Learn more on his website.

About Pooler City Council:

The Pooler City Council is dedicated to serving the residents of Pooler, GA, and ensuring the city’s growth and prosperity through transparent and effective governance.

About the Harold F. Holtz Municipal Training Institute:

The Harold F. Holtz Municipal Training Institute, in partnership with the University of Georgia’s Carl Vinson Institute of Government and GMA (Georgia Municipal Association), provides comprehensive training programs to enhance the knowledge and skills of city officials in municipal governance. The institute is committed to lifelong learning and supporting Georgia’s city officials in fulfilling their roles effectively.

Pooler is a key driver of development in Chatham County and the Coastal Empire. The Pooler City Council needs your collaboration to address the issues that arise from our rapid expansion. Together we can advance our city’s progress.

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