Clerk of the Legislature training part of push for increased County-Wide Staff Development
FONDA — In Montgomery County’s ongoing effort to support professional development, improve service and efficiency to residents, Clerk of the County Legislature Cheryl Reese recently completed one week of training at the Cornell Municipal Clerks Institute (CMCI), in Ithaca.
“Training helps employees improve and learn other ways to successfully perform their duties,” Montgomery County Executive Matthew Ossenfort said. “Moving forward, the County will invest in staff development to better serve our residents and to continually improve effectiveness of our operations.”
In mid-July, Reese joined other clerks from across New York State and Pennsylvania for the CMCI training, to gain knowledge and skills, enhance the administration of their office and contribute to the professionalism of their municipal governments. CMCI is a premium educational opportunity provided by a partnership between the City and Village Clerks, the Town Clerks Association of the State of New York, New York State Association of Clerks of County Legislative Boards and Cornell University’s Community and Regional Development Institute.
“It’s great to see people in government staying on the cutting edge of the issues,” said County Legislator Martin Kelly. “Cheryl has worked hard to ensure that the transition we faced in our County Government has been smooth and strives to serve the Legislators and the County on a daily basis.”
Reese completed classes such as Demographics and Your Community, Tapping Into Your Community’s History and Local Agriculture, Land Use and Leadership Development, upon completion receiving a letter confirming her 40 classroom hours towards her CMC Designation.
“Being appointed the new legislative clerk of the county, I knew that this conference would shed some light on the wide variety of issues that could arise at any given time,” Reese said. “I believe the knowledge I’ve gained will be very useful to provide to the legislators.”
More information about the CMCI can be found at www.cardi.cornell.edu*. For more information of the International Institute of Municipal Clerks, please visit www.iimc.com* or contact the IIMC headquarters at 1-800-251-1639 or firstname.lastname@example.org.