By COLE REIF
Great Bend Post
Great Bend City Administrator Kendal Francis commended three department heads with the City of Great Bend for graduating from the Certified Public Manager (CPM) program.
The CPM is a year-long, nationally-accredited program designed specifically for those in public management. The program helps employees develop and strengthen their management skill sets.
"The program is approximately 300 contact hours," said Francis. "They were doing this on top of their normal duties. They also put together a capstone project to better the city."
Fire Chief Luke McCormick, Police Chief David Bailey, and Human Resources Director Randy Keasling will complete the CPM this week.
Francis anticipated the three will be presenting their capstone project, to better the city, to the council for approval sometime in February.