Extension News

___(Name)____ Receives Advanced City Clerk Training

8/21/2007

___(Name)___, ___(Town)___ has completed courses at the Iowa Municipal Clerks Institute that lead to professional certification at either the state level or through the International Institute of Municipal Clerks. The five-day Municipal Clerks Institute was conducted by Iowa State University Extension during the week of July 23-27 in Ames.

Paul Coates, ISU Extension political scientist who directs the program, said topics for the session included dealing with controversy, group dynamics and team building and intergovernmental relations.

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, bonding attorneys, accounting experts and city clerks who have completed the Institute. The Iowa State University program was one of the first offered in the United States, and is among the largest of 44 similar programs offered in other states and Canadian provinces.

Participants in these courses will have the opportunity to attend again next July to complete their courses leading to certification.

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Participants in the July training included the following:

Delhi: Angie Billings
Elkhart: Julie Unger
Fort Dodge: Michelle Hefley
Gilbert: Susan Gens
Gilbertville: Brenda Volker
Goose Lake: Teresa Lindstrom
New Sharon: Diane Brand
Ocheyedan: Lynette Tracy
Pleasant Hill: Angela Strawn
Polk City: Charlotte Loter
Primghar: Linda Nieman
Shelby: Chris Martin
Van Meter: Liz Thompson

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