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Mayor of Hartselle completes leadership institute

Special to the Enquirer

Hartselle Mayor Randy Garrison recently completed the EDAA Leadership Institute program, a partnership program between The Economic Development Association of Alabama and The Government and Economic Development Institute at Auburn University.

The program is designed to educate and engage elected officials, economic development board members and community leaders regarding key issues in economic and community development. To earn the certificate, participants must complete four core courses and attend at least one summer or winter EDAA Conference.

GEDI is a department of University Outreach which specializes in providing training and consulting to government employees, workers in private businesses, non-profit employees, elected officials and economic development professionals. Having more than 40 years of experience, GEDI has established itself as a leading provider of economic development education and training in Alabama.

Auburn University is also proud to serve as a Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration University Center. EDA supports universities in their mission to assist states and their economic development community through the EDA University Center program.

For more information on GEDI and its programs visit their website at