Pillars of Professional Management Award

Nomination Form (PDF) 
Past Winners 

The Georgia City/County Management Association (GCCMA) Pillars of Professional Management Award recognizes those individuals who have made significant contributions to the advancement of professionalism in Georgia local government by distinguishing themselves through a record of service, or by other activities which have demonstrated the essential worth of professional local government management.
The awards committee will accept nominations in two categories; the criteria for each is similar but not identical because category #1 is limited to those persons who are current local government managers and administrators, and category #2 is for non-managers who have nevertheless worked to advance the profession (e.g., range riders, elected officials, etc.).
Category #1 - Criteria for Full Members of GCCMA
  • Champions professional local government management
  • Demonstrates a sustained commitment to personal and professional development through training and education
  • Mentors, coaches, and counsels peers, new managers, prospective managers, and colleagues
  • Demonstrates a commitment to innovation in professional local government programs
  • Exemplifies the tenets of the ICMA Code of Ethics during a time of trial, difficulty, or hardship (with specific examples provided)
Category #2 - Criteria for other GCCMA members and non- GCCMA Persons
  • Champions professional local government management
  • Helps local government professionals through the provision and promotion of training
  • Mentors, counsels, and advises managers and elected officials as a reliable resource in promoting professional local management
  • Provides valuable assistance to managers to enable the implementation of one or more innovative programs
  • Exemplifies high ethical standards which are in harmony with the spirit of the ICMA Code of Ethics
2020 GCCMA Fall Conference

2020 GCCMA Fall Conference

GCCMA's Fall Conference scheduled to take place in Columbus, Georgia on October 26-28, 2020 transitioned to a virtual keynote session followed by GCCMA's membership meeting. 


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Job Opportunities

The following job opportunities are provided by Georgia Local Government Access (GLGA) Marketplace, a web site maintained by the Georgia Municipal Association and the Association County Commissioners of Georgia.