Extension News

____(Name)____ Attends City Clerk Training

8/21/2007

___(Name)___, ___(Town)___, recently completed the initial courses as part of a curriculum at the Iowa Municipal Clerks Institute that leads to professional certification at the state level or through the International Institute of Municipal Clerks. The five-day Municipal Clerks Institute was conducted by Iowa State University Extension Office of State and Local Government Programs during the week of July 16-20 in Ames.

Paul Coates, ISU political science specialist who directs the program, said training topics covered a variety of issues facing city clerks. The session focused on an overview of the municipal financial system, parliamentary procedures, minutes and written communication as well as the preparation of resolutions and ordinances.

The program is sponsored by the ISU Extension Office of State and Local Government Programs in conjunction with the Iowa Municipal Finance Officers Association. Instructors include ISU faculty, extension staff, state officials, accounting experts and city clerks who have completed the Institute. The Iowa program is in its 32nd year and remains among the largest of 44 similar programs offered in other states and Canadian provinces.

Participants in these courses will have the opportunity to attend next July to continue completing courses toward certification.

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Participants in the training included the following:

Creston: Lisa Williamson
Mount Ayr: Pamella Poore
Orient: Julia Frederick
Riverdale: Mary Frances Blevins
Lenox: Dawne Bowman
Dubuque: Kevin Firnstahl
Ruthven: Christine Montgomery
Stratford: Rachel Cahill
Dakota City: Angelique Berry
Solon: Susie Siddell
Clear Lake: Jennifer Larsen
Maquoketa: Judy Carr
Schleswig: Jane Smith
Ricketts: Debra Copeland
Greenfield: Rebecca Haase
Plainfieeld: Brittney Lentz
Gilbert: Susan Gens
Cascade: Shelley Annis
Delhi: Angie Billings
Oelwein: Barb Rigdonn

Contacts :
Paul Coates, Community and Regional Planning, (515) 294-1844, paulc@iastate.edu
Del Marks, Continuing Education and Communication Services, (515) 294-9807, delmarks@iastate.edu