The Municipal Administration course is offered by the Institute of Government at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to municipal managers, department heads, and other officials. At the close of instruction, class members vote anonymously for the student who best meets the criteria for the George Franklin Award. Franklin was one of the N.C. League of Municipalities' former counsels. Jim Westmoreland, director of transportation for Greensboro, is the 2004 winner of the award. Since 1954, over 2,500 individuals have completed the course.