COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - A local government leader in Columbus has been honored with a statewide management award.
Columbus City Manager Isaiah Hugley was surprised Monday with the Pillars of Professional Management Award from the Georgia City/County Management Association (GCCMA).
According to the GCCMA, the award recognizes those who have made notable contributions to the growth and advancement in Georgia local government through a record of service.
"It was truly a significant emotional moment for me to be surprised by my colleagues with such a huge honor," said Hugley. "I love this profession, I love what I do, and I love Columbus, GA. I am grateful to the Georgia City County Managers Association for this award and recognition," Hugley said.
Columbus Mayor Teresa Tomlinson praised Hugley for his contributions and the accomplishment.
"We are very fortunate to have a professional City Manager of Isaiah's caliber in Columbus, and we are pleased the Georgia City/County Management Association has recognized his exemplary service," said Mayor Teresa Tomlinson.
Isaiah Hugley, Sr. is a 31-year veteran at the Columbus Consolidated government. He served as deputy city manager for seven years, and has served as city manager for more than 10 years.