Jasper City Council member Jennifer Williams Smith has earned the professional designation of Advanced Certified Municipal Official. In order to achieve this high honor, a municipal official must first complete 40 credit
hours of training conducted or endorsed by the Alabama League of Municipalities to receive the designation. The individual must then complete an additional 40 hours of training to receive an advanced certification.
Councilmember Smith is a member of the 19th graduating class of Advanced Certified Municipal Officials and was recognized for her accomplishments during graduation ceremonies held in Prattville on Oct. 4. The
training program for elected municipal officials was created in 1994 by the Alabama League of Municipalities, under the direction of its Executive Committee, to complete the cycle of training for municipal officials and
employees. Smith is the firtst Jasper city officials to receive the certification. She is shown with Alabama League of Municipalities vice president and Athens Mayor Ronnie Marks, at left, and Alabama League of Municipalities
president and Bessemer City Council member Jesse Matthews.