In 1994, the League established the Elected Officials Training Program for elected municipal officials. This voluntary program was the second in the nation and provides elected officials an opportunity to receive continuing education training. Upon obtaining 40 credit hours of training, the elected official will be presented with the designation of Certified Municipal Official (CMO). Several years later, due to the program's popularity, an Advanced CMO Program was established. Those who have received both their CMO and Advanced CMO designations have the opportunity to obtain the Certified Municipal Official Emeritus designation. The CMO Emeritus designation was approved in 2015. In addition, the League offers a variety of loss control and safety training through its insurance programs.
Over the past years, the League has worked closely with the University of Alabama, Auburn University, Jacksonville State University, the University of North Alabama and other educational institutions and groups to sponsor training programs for municipal officials and employees. In 1987, the League, in cooperation with the College of Continuing Education at The University of Alabama, established the John G. Burton Endowment for the Support of Municipal Programs. The fund honors the League's first president and the "Father of Municipal Education in Alabama." This perpetual fund, to which municipalities, individuals and corporations may contribute, is used to increase training programs and opportunities for municipal officials and employees.
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