City councilor gets official designation

Staff report

Portales City Councilor Keith Thomas received the Certified Municipal Official designation from the Municipal Officials Leadership Institute, according to a New Mexico Municipal League press release.
Thomas will receive the official designation at the New Mexico Municipal League’s 57th Annual Conference on Aug. 28 in Albuquerque, the press release said.

The Institute was founded in 2003 to give New Mexico municipal officials the knowledge and tools necessary to provide effective and ethical leadership to the citizens of their communities, according to the release.