The Office of Municipal Clerk, sometimes referred to by the title of City Secretary or Town Administrator, is at the very hub of local governance. In support of the key role that is played by the municipal clerk, the International Institute of Municipal Clerks recognizes 46 state, provincial, or regional education centers in the United States and Canada that provide programs of instruction that qualify individuals for the designation of Certified Municipal Clerk (CMC).
The University of Delaware's Institute for Public Administration conducts an annual series of municipal clerks training sessions, which enrolls municipal and county staff from throughout the state of Delaware and the surrounding region. Participation in this training over a three-year cycle satisfies the educational requirements for the CMC designation.
2019 Municipal Clerks Certificate Training Program
The Municipal Clerks Certificate Training Program is
a 40-hour program consisting of six Friday sessions in the spring. The 2019 dates and topics will be announced in December 2018.
Sample Course Topics
- Financial Management
- Public Administration
- Sustainable Economic and Community Development
- Environmental Policy and Management
- Personal and Group Behavior
- Social and Political Systems
- Public Management
- Legal Issues in Government
- Information Technology
- Local Government
- Emergency Management
For more information contact Fran Fletcher.