Pace alderwoman Linda Hall was awarded the designation of "Advanced Certified Municipal Official" by the Mississippi Municipal League.
This is the second level of the Certified Municipal Official's program, which was implemented by the MML in 2002.
Before earning the CMO level, participants must have eared the basic certification, which focuses on the basics of municipal organization, law, finance and land use.
The advanced designation also requires 40 additional hours of course work that focuses on economic and community development.
MML Executive Director Shari T. Veazey said, "The Advanced CMO program provides the participants additional training to help them better prepare for economic development opportunities that might become available for their city.
"Being able to effectively lead their city toward economic development and growth is critical to all municipal officials."
Hall has served Pace as an alderwoman for 16 years and is not seeking reelection.