Municipal Clerks

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Certification Institute and Master Academy 

Since 1991, the Center for Urban Studies at Wichita State University Hugo Wall School of Public Affairs has managed and conducted professional development for the City Clerks and Municipal Finance Officers Association of Kansas

The Kansas/IIMC Municipal Clerks Certification Institute and Master Municipal Clerks Academy respond to the professional development needs of all municipal clerks and their office staff in Kansas. The courses offer theoretical and practical guidance in public administration, social and interpersonal concerns and special topics. Both programs take place during the same week in November and are accredited by the International Institute of Municipal Clerks.

More than 140 municipal clerks and 50 speakers will participate in the 2017 Kansas/International Institute of Municipal Clerks (IIMC) Certification Institute and Academy, November 13-17 in Wichita, Kansas. Marci Penner and WenDee Rowe from the Kansas Sampler Foundation will speak at the graduation banquet. View photos from last year's Institute and Academy on Facebook here. A Facebook account is not necessary to see the images.

2017 CCMFOA Institute & Academy

This year's Institute/Academy will take place November 13-17 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Wichita Airport (2098 Airport Road, Wichita, KS).

Register online for the 2017 Institute/Academy

See the 2017 Brochure

This year's instructors have graciously agreed to make their presentations available for download and printing ahead of the conference. Contact Morgan Barnes (morgan.barnes@wichita.edu) with questions or concerns. Links to presentations will be added as they become available.

Instructor Presentations:

Year 1
A Primer on Municipal Law.PPT
A Primer on Municipal Law.Handout1
A Primer on Municipal Law.Handout2
Budgeting Basics
Conducting the City's Business
Drafting Resolutions and Ordinances in Kansas (please highlight words in red)
Intro to Local Government
Parliamentary Procedure and Rules of Order for Kansas Cities (please highlight words in red)
Parliamentary Procedure and Rules of Order for Kansas Cities.Outline (please highlight words in red)
Records Management
Records Management.Pt2
Security at City Hall
Working with your Governing Body
Working with your Governing Body.Handout1
Working with your Governing Body.Handout2

Year 2
Effective Presentation Skills
Ethics Assignment
Group Decision Making
Municipal Bond Basics.PPT
Municipal Bond Basics. Handout
Small Group Communication

Year 3
Administrative Law.PPT
Administrative Law.Handout1
Administrative Law.Handout2
Administrative Law.Exercise
Assessing Your Work Style and Values
Decision Making
Planning and Zoning
Projecting Revenues
Specialized Writing Skills

Year 4
Advanced Records Mgmt: Disaster Recover & Facility Planning.PPT
Advanced Records Mgmt: Disaster Recover & Facility Planning.Handout
Managing Personnel Policies
Planning, Financing &  Replacing Utility Equipment.PPT
Planning, Financing &  Replacing Utility Equipment.exercise
Planning, Financing & Replacing Utility Equipment.exercise2


The Most Difficult Issues, are People Issues
Opioid Abuse: An Emerging Epidemic


2018 CCMFOA Spring Conference

The City Clerks and Municipal Finance Officers Association (CCMFOA) 68th Annual Spring Conference will be held March 21 through 23, 2018, at the DoubleTree Hotel in Wichita, KS.


Morgan BarnesContact
Morgan Barnes, Education Director
Wichita State University Public Policy & Management Center
(316) 978-6535