About the Institute
The Colorado Institute for Municipal Clerks has been developed in conjunction with the International Institute of Municipal Clerks (IIMC), the Colorado Municipal Clerks Association (CMCA), and Regis University Conference Services.
The Institute offers 120 hours of course work in public administration, managerial skills, interpersonal skills, and technically related subjects over the course of three annual one-week sessions. Faculty has been chosen from academic, public, and private organizations on the basis of their experience and ability to contribute to the dynamic, in-depth learning experience. Participant involvement is continually encouraged to enhance the learning process. Completion of the Institute program can be applied toward the IIMC Certified Municipal Clerks designation.
Vision and Mission of the Institute
Municipal clerk's’ duties will vary. While most clerks are responsible for records, minutes and elections, municipal clerks in smaller municipalities may also be responsible for finance and human resources. Even with this variety, municipal clerks hold one thing in common: they are officers of their community. To best serve the needs of municipal clerks now and in the future, the CMCA Institute Task Force drafted the following vision and mission for the Institute: “The vision of the Colorado Institute is to be the primary educational opportunity for municipal clerks by providing a balanced, broad-based curriculum to develop confidence and competence in technical, interpersonal, political, and personal leadership skills.” The Institute should expose municipal clerks to a wide range of issues, topics and resources to facilitate the development of critical thinking skills and the ability to adapt and anticipate the ever-changing environment and future realities surrounding the municipal clerk profession.
With this vision in mind, the mission of the Colorado Institute for Municipal Clerks is to “enable municipal clerks to anticipate and meet the changing needs of their organizations and communities through service excellence.”
Successful completion of the three-year program provides the education credit toward the IIMC’s Certified Municipal Clerk Program. Attendance at a previous session is not a prerequisite for this year’s Institute. Further information about the IIMC certification program will be available at the Institute.
2017 Institute Information
The 2017 Institute will be held July 9 - 14, 2017, on the Regis University Campus.
There will be a Nuts an Bolts class on Saturday, July 8 for new clerks. It is strongly suggested that you attend this if you are a new clerk.
Watch for registration information coming in May!