In September, four 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 120 class hours on topics such as financial management, overview of government, public administration, conducting meetings and the role of the municipal clerk.
The new graduates are Angie Overton, clerk/treasurer of Williston; Barbara Swierszcz, treasurer of Clover; Vernel Sanders, municipal clerk of New Ellenton and Sue Woods, clerk/business license administrator of Liberty.
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 fall Institute, Denise Dyer, finance/human resources director for the City of Pickens, 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 for Public Service and Policy Research.