Altheimer Mayor Zola Hudson and Recorder/Treasurer Doris Hudson-Gaddy were recently recertified at the Arkansas Municipal League.

The certified municipal officials were honored during the opening night banquet at the League’s 2020 Winter Conference Feb. 12-14 at Little Rock.

“The Arkansas Municipal League congratulates Mayor Zola Hudson and Recorder/Treasurer Doris Hudson-Gaddy, who have achieved or maintained their status as a Certified Municipal Official through the League’s Voluntary Certified Continuing Education Program,” according to a news release.

Numerous municipal officials representing cities and towns from across the state completed 15 core Level 1 hours and six continuing education hours of study in subjects such as budgeting, personnel management and methods of effective leadership. To maintain certification, graduates must complete six hours of continuing education workshops each year, according to the release.

The program continues in 2020 with workshops throughout the year at the League’s North Little Rock headquarters and in June at the League’s annual convention at Little Rock. The League is also expanding its certification program this year, offering Advanced Level 2 workshops for those who have achieved Level 1 status in addition to offering a new Certified Municipal Personnel designation for key municipal personnel such as department heads and finance directors.