Richmond Hill City Manager, Council Members Recognized by Georgia Municipal Association

Chris Lovell, city manager of Richmond Hill, and City Council members John Fesperman, Jr., Johnny A. Murphy, and Russ Carpenter were all recognized by the Georgia Municipal Association (GMA) at the GMA Mayors’ Day Awards Luncheon last Sunday.

Fesperman, Lovell and Murphy were each awarded a Certificate of Recognition, which requires 42 hours of training in topics such as economic development, emergency management, ethics, municipal finance and law, and public policy development and implementation. Carpenter received the Certificate of Achievement, for which he completed 72 hours of training.

GMA and the University of Georgia’s Carl Vinson Institute of Government provide this required training to Georgia’s municipal officials as an opportunity for mayors and council members to increase their knowledge and understanding of city government, especially as it relates to the role and responsibility of the elected official.  The training provides information designed to increase the awareness of the legal, financial and ethical responsibilities of city officials.

“This is an outstanding achievement,” said Richmond Hill Mayor Harold Fowler. “We commend all of these City leaders for this accomplishment and for the dedication they’ve shown to become more effective.”



Richmond Hill, Ga., is a quiet family community, located just minutes south of metropolitan Savannah. The city of more than 10,000 residents retains a small town charm and offers citizens a diminished crime rate, outstanding educational opportunities, community services, recreational facilities, and beautiful scenery. Visitors are impressed by its southern charm, rich history, variety of outdoor adventures, fishing and great local seafood. With its distinctive history and scenic beauty, Richmond Hill is coastal Georgia living at its finest. For more information about Richmond Hill, please visit or call (912) 756-3345.




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