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Commissioner Douglas Jones graduates from training institute

Chambers County Commissioner Douglas Jones is a graduate of Alabama Local Government Training Institute, according to the Government of Economic Development Institute at Auburn University.

Jones joins a group of 90 Alabama county commissioners with this distinction.

Julia Heflin, training manager of the institute and Jones underscores a strong commitment and dedication to public service in county government.

“The graduates of the program contribute enormously to the betterment and improvement of county government in Alabama, and graduates such as Commissioner Jones serve as a model of the best in our system of grassroots democratic government,” she said in a news release.

Jones will be awarded at the 2019 Annual Convention of the Association of County Commissioners of Alabama. According to the institute, graduates of the program must complete at least 120 hours of detailed practical and applied course work involving all aspects of county leadership and administration.