Five City of Pittsburg staff members were recognized Friday, December 1, at the Kansas State Capitol for their completion of the University of Kansas Certified Public Manager® (CPM) program. Police Lieutenant Ben Henderson, Wastewater Treatment Superintendent Chris Farinacci, Police Lieutenant Diana Fries, Memorial Auditorium Technical Director Jason Huffman and Assistant Finance Director Stacie Perry graduated at a special ceremony alongside 80 public service professionals from across the region.
The CPM program is a nationally-accredited education opportunity for managers working in government agencies, non-profits and organizations providing public services. Participants met in the classroom twice a month for sixteen hours, and spent the rest of their time outside the classroom completing coursework, papers and a capstone project.
Pittsburg City Manager Daron Hall says city staff benefit from the additional professional development and exposure to their peers from around the state.
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