Augusta commissioner Lockett completes advanced training

Augusta Commissioner Bill Lockett was recognized in Atlanta over the weekend with a certificate of excellence for completing advanced leadership training sponsored by the Georgia Municipal Association.

“Training was great,” the retired federal and school system employee said. “Every class I’ve taken, I’ve learned something.”

Lockett joined Commissioner Jerry Brigham to become only the second sitting Augusta commissioner to complete the advanced training, a GMA spokeswoman said.

The recognition came at the end of the three-day Robert E. Knox Leadership Institute for Elected Officials sponsored by GMA and the University of Georgia’s Carl Vinson Institute of Government.

Lockett completes his first term as District 5 commissioner this year.