Statesboro City Councilman Phil Boyum was recently appointed to the Georgia Municipal Training Board to represent the Georgia Municipal Association’s District 12.
The board, primarily comprised of elected city representatives, provides guidance and leadership on training matters and curriculum to the University of Georgia’s Carl Vinson Institute of Government and the Georgia Municipal Association.
Boyum, who represents District 1 in Statesboro, was appointed by Carl Vinson Director Laura Meadows. In a statement, Boyum said lifelong learning is an important part of his own life and that he is humbled by the appointment and proud to represent Statesboro at the state level.
“As an elected official for Statesboro, I represent a city with three institutions dedicated to educating our local and state residents, as well as individuals from around the globe,” Boyum said in a news release. “In order to become more effective leaders, we must continue to grow as individuals to better serve our residents and our community.”
Boyum is currently a member of the Municipal Services Advisory Council, a group of 36 elected officials, city managers, and city clerks from around the state that advises GMA management on a wide range of issues including training, member services, and advocating on behalf of cities at the state legislature. He has 195 hours of continuing education through GMA’s training institute, including the Robert E. Knox Leadership Institute, and he received his Municipal Revenue Administration Certificate last fall. In December, Boyum received his Master of Business Administration from Georgia Southern University’s Parker College of Business.