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☷ Hot Springs Arkansas - McCabe and Garcia pass AML certification program
Hot Springs , state Arkansas ( By Press Release office)
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Mayor Pat McCabe and Karen Garcia of the City of Hot Springs Board of Directors were recently recognized by the Arkansas Municipal League ( AML ) for maintaining their status of Certified Municipal Officials through the AML’s Voluntary Certified Continuing Education Program .
McCabe and Garcia were among other certified municipal officials in the state who were honored during the AML 2022 Winter Conference , held in Little Rock on March 25 - 27 . They each had previously completed 15 core Level 1 hours in the program , and maintained their certification by earning six continuing education hours of study in subjects such as budgeting , personnel management and methods of effective leadership . To maintain certification , graduates must complete six hours of continuing education workshops each year .
McCabe served as city director for two terms during the late 80’s early 90’s . He returned to the Hot Springs Board of Directors in the fall of 2009 to complete the unexpired term of a former city director and prevailed in his re - election bid for the same position in the 2010 general election . On March 25 , 2017 , he was appointed mayor to fill the unexpired term for the previous mayor . McCabe serves as president and CEO of Levi Hospital , a position he has held since 1987 . He has served in numerous volunteer capacities that include the Hot Springs Documentary Film Institute , United Way of Garland County , Retirement Development Authority , Main Street Hot Springs and the Inaugural Board for Leadership Hot Springs .
Garcia , District 5 director , was re - elected in 2018 to serve 2019 through 2022 . She has been a lifelong proponent of community service . She volunteers for Head Start , Early Head Start and various other charities in the community . She has served on the City’s Airport Advisory Committee and as chair on the Transportation Advisory Committee , as well as a former commissioner on the A&P Commission and a former board member of the Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival and the United Way of the Ouachitas . She currently serves on the MPO Committee at the Western Planning District and the Henderson State University School of Business Advisory Council . A certified public accountant , she retired from Weyerhaeuser in 2014 after a 27 - year career .
The Arkansas Municipal League is a service and advocacy organization for the municipalities of Arkansas . The League offers its programs and services to 500 cities and towns in Arkansas and was created in 1934 to assist cities with information and representation in the public affairs of our state and nation . To find out more , please visit
www . arml . org
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