Louisville's Mayor Will Hill has completed the "Professional Development" level of the Certified Municipal
Officials program from the Mississippi Municipal League (MML).
The MML Certified Municipal Officials (CMO) program has three certification levels:
- Basic CMO, which focuses on the basics of municipal organization, law, finance, and land use;
- Advanced CMO which provides training in community and economic development;
- Professional Development CMO level which requires 40 hours of course work and encourages the improvement of skills such as public speaking, writing and interpersonal communications.
Those earning the Professional Development level must first complete the Basic and Advanced levels of the program. MML Executive Director Shari T. Veazey stated, "The Professional Development level of the CMO program gives our municipal leaders the opportunity to focus on personal growth and improvement in leadership skills. Those who have completed all three levels of the CMO program have made a strong commitment for self-improvement and as a result will be more effective municipal leaders. "
Established in 1931, the Mississippi Municipal League is a private association representing 290 municipalities in the state. The mission of the MML is to help cities and towns excel.