Rock Hills Ward 1 City Council member has completed a municipal government course for elected officials through the Municipal Association of South Carolina.
Sandra Oborokumo, elected to the council through a no-contest special election in 2012, represents many neighborhoods in Rock Hill including Sunset Park, Boyd Hill and Benjamin Ridge. She graduated from the municipal associations Municipal Elected Officials Institute of Government last month.
The program covers a range of government topics including the state Freedom of Information Act, ethics and accountability, budgeting, planning and zoning, human resources and economic development. It is taught in conjunction with the University of South Carolinas Institute of Public Service and Policy Research and Clemson Universitys Strom Thurmond Institute.
Oborokumo completed two full-day sessions and three evening courses to earn the certificate. A Rock Hill native, Oborokumo retired after 28 years with the U.S. Department of Agricultures forestry service.
She has volunteered with York Countys guardian ad-litem program and works part-time at Safe Passages women and children shelter in Rock Hill.
Anna Douglas • 803-329-4068