Certified Municipal Officials Program

In 2001, the League developed the CMO program in an effort to address a nationwide movement dedicated to developing efficient and effective community leaders by providing meaningful information on topics that will expand the elected official's knowledge and capabilities.
There are three levels of certification officials can obtain through the CMO program:   
Basic, Advanced and Professional Development.

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CMO Opportunity: Community Connection Conference

Broadband and Technology Expansion

Learn from a panel of national experts the benefits of building a connected community and how to get started.


The conference will be held on May 18, 2022 at the Charlie Capps Entrepreneurial Center at the MSU Research Campus in Stoneville, Mississippi. 


There is no fee to attend, but registration is required.  Lunch is also being provided.


Click here to register.


MML attendees will receive 2 CMO elective credits. Please contact the MML office to let us know you attended.



No-Cost Training: 2022 Introduction to Water Asset Management for Mississippi Small Systems

May 12, 2022 | 8:00am - 4:00pm CDT | Raymond, MS

Central MS Research & Extension Center (1320 Seven Springs Rd, Raymond, MS 39154)

Register Online via the MTU Center for Technology & Training


This in-person workshop is designed for drinking water utility operators, managers, and board members based in Mississippi.

Many small utilities are faced with challenges, such as limited revenue and aging infrastructure, as they strive to meet the needs of their communities. Attendees will learn about the benefits and core components of water asset management and how they can begin creating an asset inventory and an actionable plan to improve the capacity and sustainability of their utility.

The main objectives of this training include:
>> Identifying the 5 core components of asset management.
>> Developing an inventory of utility components.
>> Identifying critical assets for sustained operations.
>> Making decisions about how to operate, maintain, repair, and replace those assets.
>> Setting goals for level of service at a sustainable cost.

This event takes place in Classroom 151 at the Central MS Research & Extension Center. Lunch is on your own from 12pm-1pm.

MML members will receive 2 CMO elective credits for attending.

Registration for this event closes on May 9th.


Economic Leaders Forum

Program's Mission:

To provide a relevant and timely applied learning opportunity for elected officials who are tasked with community and economic development responsibilities at the local level.


Who was this Program Designed to Help:

  • Local Elected Official (Especially Newly Elected County Supervisors & Mayors)
  • Economic Development Organizations (Staff & Board Members)
  • Chamber of Commerce (Staff & Board Members)
  • Main Street Programs (Staff & Board Members)


Continuing Education Hours:

MML members will receive 4 CMO Elective credits for attending any one of the training sessions. 

Click here for full details and registration information.




As a result of both the Annual Conference and Small Town Conference being canceled this year, League staff had to find creative ways to continue to provide educational opportunities to our members. This need brought about the implementation of virtual CMO opportunities.

Throughout the fall, MML offered seven different webinars that members were invited to attend virtually via Zoom. Each webinar offered 3 CMO elective credits, and most cost $25 to attend.

These webinars have been recorded and are available on-demand for those that might have missed the registration deadlines.

To register for any of the following webinars, please complete the attached registration form and return to the MML office to receive the appropriate access links.