City of Pittsburg announces five Certified Public Manager program graduates

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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