HR Director Earns Designation

August 9, 2016

The Alabama Public Personnel Administrators Association (AAPPA) and the Government and Economic Development Institute at Auburn University are delighted to announced that Lisa Thrash, Human Resource Director for the City of Prattville, has met all the requirements to be designated an Alabama Certified Human Resource Professional. Mrs. Thrash joins a select group of 59 Alabama human resource officers throughout the State with this distinction. Mrs. Andrea Roberson, President of the Alabama Public Personnel Association, said, "Municipal leaders are to be commended for supporting Mrs. Thrash's efforts to complete this structured and tested professional development program. They recognize that all of the citizens of Prattville benefit from quality services provided by highly motivated and well trained employees like Lisa Thrash."

Graduates of the program must pass a comprehensive exam and complete at least 90 hours of detailed practical and applied tested course work involving all aspects of human resource management.

According to Dr. Joe Sumners, the Executive Director of the Government and Economic Development Institute at Auburn University and administrator of the program, "Mrs. Thrash's achievement underscores a strong commitment and dedication to public service in our State and the commitment of the City of Prattville to the betterment and improvement of local government in Alabama."

The Certificate was presented to Mrs. Thrash on July 29, 2016 at a special ceremony held during the annual conference of the Association in Eufaula, Alabama.

"Mrs. Thrash has served this great City with dedication for the past 13 years," stated Mayor Bill Gillespie, Jr. "I know that she put in a lot of hours and hard work to achieve this well-deserved certification. We, her City family, are all very proud of her."