Rock Hill’s 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 association’s “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 Carolina’s Institute of Public Service and Policy Research and Clemson University’s 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 Agriculture’s forestry service.
She has volunteered with York County’s guardian ad-litem program and works part-time at Safe Passage’s women and children shelter in Rock Hill.