Ashley Getz, Columbus City Utilities’ Engineer has completed Phase 1 of the Certified Public Manager program through Ball State University. Phase 1 of the program enables students to learn the tools, techniques and concepts that help a public manager direct and manage personnel within the manager’s organization. The methods taught in Phase 1 facilitate the adoption of results-oriented perspective toward public management. By “beginning with the end in mind” public managers can better organize their own activities and the activities of their staff members to produce public value. Ashley was awarded the designation of Certified Public Supervisor by completing the year-long rigorous course and by demonstrating proficiency in essential supervisory competencies.

Ashley is now enrolled in Phase 2 of the program. Upon graduation, she will qualify for membership in the American Academy of Certified Public Managers ®. Columbus City Utilities staff and Columbus Utility Service Board congratulate Ashley on this achievement.