In March, seven local officials graduated from the Municipal Clerks and Treasurers Institute, a three-year program that provides municipal clerks and treasurers with the skills critical to their profession.
To receive their certificates, the graduates attended more than 100 class hours on topics such as financial management, overview of government, public administration, conducting meetings and the role of the municipal clerk.
Spring 2012 graduates
The spring graduates are Jennifer Bellotti, municipal clerk of Gaston; Kim Alexander, clerk/treasurer of Salem; Kimberly Hursey, treasurer of Surfside Beach; Rita Martin, clerk/treasurer of Six Mile; Schinikia Richburg Daniels, city clerk’s assistant of Columbia; Susan Brewer, municipal clerk of Central; and Trinity Funk, executive assistant of Bluffton.
Completion of the Institute satisfies the education requirements for certification from the International Institute of Municipal Clerks and the Association of Public Treasurers.
During the spring Institute, Meaghan Chaplin, clerk for Edisto Beach, received a three-year scholarship to attend MCTI. The scholarship is sponsored by the Municipal Finance Officers, Clerks and Treasurers Association.
The Institute is sponsored by the Municipal Association; the Municipal Finance Officers, Clerks and Treasurers Association and the Center for Governmental Services at the University of South Carolina’s Institute of Public Service and Policy Research.