Mayor-elect Rusty Paul. (File photo.)
Mayor-elect Rusty Paul. (File photo.)

Sandy Springs’ mayor-elect will attend Harvard University this week for a crash-course in governing.

Rusty Paul will join other mayors-elect at Harvard University’s Institute of Politics at the John F. Kennedy School of Government from Dec. 4 through Dec. 6. Participation in the course is being funded by the U.S. Conference of Mayors.

“I am flattered and honored to be among such a select group. It is an exciting program with a great record of transitioning new mayors to more effective leadership,” Paul said in a press release. “The speakers represent an impressive roster of leadership from across the country. I look forward taking in their insight as I begin my term as Mayor of Sandy Springs.”

According to the press release, “The newly-elected U.S. mayors will participate in a variety of sessions led by academics, practitioners, and current and former mayors. Focusing on training for new city leaders, topics include transitioning from the campaign to City Hall, finance and administration, jobs and the economy, public safety, education and technology.”

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