Doraville Staff Earn Prestigious Certification

Chris and Lizzie

The City of Doraville is proud to announce that Lizzie Humphreys, Code Enforcement Director, and Chris LaFleur, Director of Public Works, have successfully graduated from the University of Georgia's prestigious Certified Public Manager (CPM) program. This achievement marks a significant milestone in their professional development and underscores the City's commitment to enhancing the quality and efficiency of its government services.

The Certified Public Manager program is an accredited course through the Carl Vinson Institute of Government at the University of Georgia. It is designed to improve the effectiveness and professionalism of government managers. The program, which spans 300 hours of intensive training, combines in-person classes with out-of-class assignments and projects. The program’s approach has participants focus on self-awareness, collaboration, and process improvement, equipping participants with the skills needed to lead and manage more effectively in the public sector.

"We are immensely proud of Lizzie and Chris for completing the Certified Public Manager program," said Chris Eldridge, Doraville City Manager. "Their effort and dedication to their professional development not only benefits them personally but also enhances the overall effectiveness of our city’s operations. We encourage all our staff to seek out opportunities like this, to further develop their skills and reach new heights in their careers."

Lizzie Humphreys and Chris LaFleur join an elite group of public managers who have earned this distinguished certification. Their enhanced skills and knowledge will play a crucial role in continuing to advance the services provided by the City of Doraville.

For more information about the Certified Public Manager program and how it benefits government agencies, visit the program’s website here.