Madison Councilman honoredPublished 4:35pm Monday, August 18, 2014
From Staff Reports
MONTGOMERY– Tim Holcombe, District 1 City Councilman, is now a Certified Municipal Official after completing 40 hours of training conducted or endorsed by the Alabama League of Municipalities, a recent press release stated. Holcombe is a member of the 19th graduating class of Certified Municipal Officials and was recognized for his accomplishments during graduation ceremonies held in Montgomery on Aug. 12.
Because of his attendance at statewide and regional educational conferences, Holcombe has received formal classroom training in subjects such as council meeting procedures, parliamentary procedure, the Open Meetings Act, public records, ordinance drafting, conflicts of interest, the State Ethics Law, duties of the mayor and council, tort liability, the competitive bid law, zoning and planning, annexation and municipal regulatory powers among many others.
“All CMO graduates spend many hours over several years attending day-long workshops and lectures on the finer points of municipal government,” said Ken Smith, executive director of the League of Municipalities. “Earning the CMO designation is a significant achievement, and I commend our graduates for their dedication and motivation to become better informed, more effective municipal officials.”
The Alabama League of Municipalities was organized in 1935 and has since served as the recognized voice of the cities and towns in Alabama. The organization now serves more than 440 municipalities.
The voluntary membership program brings officials of cities and towns together in fellowship of public service. Its primary purpose is to promote understanding of municipal government and administration in Alabama and thereby advance the welfare of the state’s people.
Holcombe was elected to the Madison City Council in 2008, re-elected in 2012 and currently serves as chairman of the city’s Finance Committee, as well as Council liaison to Madison City Schools and the Madison Chamber of Commerce.
He also serves on or works with numerous local boards and committees, including the Madison Street Festival, Madison Arts Council, and the Library renovation and Recreation Center committees.