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 a former counsel for the N.C. League of Municipalities. Mujeeb Shah-Khan, assistant city attorney in Charlotte, received the award in 2008. Dan Porter, planning director of Camden County, received the Edwin M. Gill Award.