2024 Newly Elected Officials Institute Tifton

The Newly Elected Officials Institute, at the UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center March 20-22, provides a general overview of the function of municipal government in Georgia and the roles and responsibilities of mayors and councilmembers. This multi-day course includes an introduction to key issues such as ethics, municipal finance, planning and zoning, open meetings, open records and parliamentary procedures. All municipal elected officials taking office since July 1, 1990 are required by state law to complete the Newly Elected Officials Institute.

Lodging: GMA has a reserved block of rooms for the nights of March 19, 20 and 21 at the following Tifton hotels. Ask for the Georgia Municipal Association block rate when booking by phone. Comfort Inn & Suites/ $107++ per night/ 229-382-8250 or book online; Country Inn & Suites/$107++ per night/229-382-8100; LaQuinta Inn & Suites/$119++ per night/ (229) 586-8025 or book online, Holiday Inn Express/$129 per night ++/229-382-3300 or book onlineReservations MUST be made by Feb. 15.  

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations after February 22 will incur a $100 cancellation fee. Cancellations after March 6 will not be refunded. 

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Tentative Newly Elected Officials Institute Agenda


9:30 – 11:00 am         Institute Registration Check-in (anytime between 9:30 a.m.—11 a.m.) 

11:00 - 11:30 am         Welcome, Opening Remarks, and Program Overview

11:30 – 12 30 am        Lunch – Georgia Municipal Association President’s Remarks

12:45 - 5:00 pm          Sessions                               

Dinner on Your Own


7:00 am – 8:00 am   Buffet Breakfast

8:15 am - 8:30 am      Welcome Back

8:30 am – 12:30  pm   Sessions 

11:30 am – 12:30 pm   Lunch 

12:45 pm-5:30 pm      Sessions

Dinner on Your Own


7:00 am – 8:00 am   Buffet Breakfast

8:15 am – 12::15 pm   Sessions

 12:15 pm  – 12:30 pm  Program Closing and Words to Lead By


3/20/2024 11:00 AM - 3/22/2024 12:30 PM
Eastern Daylight Time
UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center 15 RDC Road Tifton 31794
Registration is closed.
Event Contact
Ms. Aileen L. Harris - Phone: (678) 686-6293

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