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Rockdale County Commission employee earns finance certification

Donna M. Ballard earned Local Finance Officer Certification in the first quarter of 2014 through the Carl Vinson Institute of Government’s financial management training program.

Ballard, who works with the Rockdale County Board of Commissioners, was recognized with Level I certification for pursuing professional development in governmental finance, accounting, budgeting, and more.

Level I certification requires finance officers to participate in 108 hours of instruction about the intricacies of government budgeting, purchasing, accounting, and other public finance topics.

The Carl Vinson Institute of Government is a Public Service and Outreach unit of the University of Georgia that conducts training, technical assistance, and applied research to help state and local governments operate efficiently and effectively and provide improved service to the public.