Management Development Program

Supervisors who earned MDP certificates pose with a Carl Vinson Institute representative. (Contributed photo)

Seventeen local government supervisors from the city of Rome successfully completed an in-depth Management Development Program administered by the University of Georgia’s Carl Vinson Institute of Government.

Earning MDP certificates were:

Johnna Allen, assistant purchasing director;

Timothy Brunson, water and sewer operations supervisor;

Steve Burkhalter, information technology/systems administrator;

Kristy Childre, assistant human resources director and risk manager;

Police Lt. Chris DeHart;

Bekki Fox, director of community development;

Scott Gamble, water and sewer operations crew foreman;

Timothy Garrett, street department detail operations manager;

Fire Battalion Chief Roger Haggard;

Chris Jenkins, street department director;

Eric Lindberg, water and sewer environmental programs administrator;

Police Lt. Trixie Morgan;

David Ray, water and sewer operations supervisor;

Fire Battalion Chief Brad Roberson;

Fire Capt. Benjie Smith;

Becky Smyth, downtown parking services manager; and

Lori Whorton-Spence, municipal court administrator.

The supervisors were recognized at a Sept. 11 awards ceremony in the Rome City Commission chambers.

The MDP program, tailored to public sector supervisors, is a 20-day program that extends over an eight-month period. Courses are offered in two-day modules in an informal learning environment framed around three broad themes: self-awareness, collaboration and process improvement.

The Carl Vinson Institute of Government is a public service and outreach unit of the University of Georgia.

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