Knoxville — Knoxville City Clerk Heather Ussery has been awarded the prestigious designation of "Iowa Certified Municipal Finance Officer" from the Iowa Municipal Finance Officers Assocaition, for achieving its high educational, experience and service requirements.
Ussery joins other municipal officers in the state who hold this designation. The Iowa Certification for Municipal Professionals Program of the IMFOA was launched in 2005. The program aids clerks, deputy clerks and finance officers in job performance improvement and recognizes the professionalization of the Municipal Professionals Office.
Completion of the Iowa State University Institute on Basic Government and Professional Curriculum or a baccalaureate degree in public administration or related field, responsible experience in local government and participation in conferences, meetings and educational seminars are required to earn this designation.
This week (May 4-10) is also Municipal Clerks Week in the City of Knoxville. Mayor Brian Hatch read a proclamation (http://www.knoxvilleia.gov/AgendaCenter/ViewFile/Item/724?fileID=690) at the April 21 regular city council meeting.