McGowan

Pell City Councilman James McGowan (right) receives the designation of Advanced Certified Municipal Official in the CMO educational program from Alabama League of Municipalities Executive Director Ken Smith.  Photo submitted

Pell City City Councilman James McGowan has served as a councilman for the past thirty years. He is currently the City Council President and serves as a St. Clair County Sheriff’s Deputy.

“It’s an honor to work with dedicated municipal officials like James McGowan,” said Ken Smith, Executive Director of the Alabama League of Municipalities. “Thirty years of service as an elected municipal official is an outstanding accomplishment, and we are always proud to recognize our officials when they achieve this level of service.”

McGowan has been very active with the Alabama League of Municipalities for many years. He received the designation of Advanced Certified Municipal Official in the CMO educational program, a process that requires attending at least 80 hours of training courses. He is well on his way to obtaining his Emeritus Level Certification, which is the highest certification level in the program.

“I look forward to continuing to serve with Mr. McGowan and hope the citizens of Pell City are proud of his commitment to better serving them by participating in League programs,” said Smith.

The Alabama League of Municipalities is a nonpartisan membership association of nearly 450 incorporated cities and towns. Since 1935, the League has worked to strengthen municipal government through advocacy, training and the advancement of effective local leadership.

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