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News October 3, 2017  RSS feed

Commissioner Stanford completes advanced study of county government


Leon County Commissioner Dean Stanford (center) accepts his Commissioners Court Advanced Curriculum Certificate of Achievement from Wichita County Judge Woodrow W. Gossom Jr., 2016-17 president of the County Judges and Commissioners Association of Texas (left), and Cherokee County Commissioner Byron Underwood, chairman of the CJCAT Commissioners Education Committee. 
Contributed photo Leon County Commissioner Dean Stanford (center) accepts his Commissioners Court Advanced Curriculum Certificate of Achievement from Wichita County Judge Woodrow W. Gossom Jr., 2016-17 president of the County Judges and Commissioners Association of Texas (left), and Cherokee County Commissioner Byron Underwood, chairman of the CJCAT Commissioners Education Committee. Contributed photo Leon County Commissioner Dean Stanford received a Certificate of Achievement from the County Judges and Commissioners Association of Texas (CJCAT), on Sept. 28. at the CJCAT Annual Conference in Corpus Christi.

“This program strengthens the credibility of our elected officials,” explained Cherokee County Commissioner Byron Underwood, chairman of the CJCAT County Commissioners Education Committee. Some 570 Texas County Judges and County Commissioners have earned their CCAC certification giving them an in-depth understanding of not only their particular office, but county government as a whole.

CCAC provides a comprehensive course of study as follows: Phase I Orientation – LBJ School of Public Affairs Seminar for Newly Elected County Judges and Commissioners, Phase II Basics - 16 hours. Phase III Advanced Instruction - 32 hours.


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