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Center for Continuing Studies - Innovative Leadership for Lifelong Learning - St. Cloud State University

Minnesota Municipal Clerks Institute (MMCI)

Customized Education Offerings

MCFOA - Minnesota Clerks & Finance Officers Association

 

MINNESOTA MUNICIPAL CLERKS INSTITUTE (MMCI)

 

May 4 - 8, 2015

 

Crowne Plaza Minneapolis West

Plymouth, Minnesota

 

IIMC Approved Seal 

Sponsored by the: 

  • Minnesota Municipal Clerks & Finance Officers Association (MCFOA) 

  • League of Minnesota Cities (LMC) 

  • The Center for Continuing Studies at St. Cloud State University

 

WHY ATTEND???

The Institute experience helps participants build a network for problem solving that continues after the formal sessions end!

 

ABOUT THE PROGRAM 

The Minnesota Municipal Clerks and Finance Officers Association (MCFOA) and the St. Cloud State University , Center for Continuing Studies invite you to participate in the Minnesota Municipal Clerks Institute (MMCI). MMCI is a three-year continuing education program leading to professional accreditation. Individuals successfully completing the three-year certification program are awarded 60 educational points toward the designation Certified Municipal Clerk (CMC) by the International Institute of Municipal Clerks (IIMC). In addition to the educational points, 50 experience points are also required to receive the CMC.

The MMCI, following IIMC professional development guidelines, recognizes the critical role of the municipal clerk and finance officer in serving both large and small cities. Planned by a committee of clerks, the program emphasizes professional development in the areas of public administration, social and interpersonal skills, and special topics addressing emerging issues in the field.

The program provides opportunity for discussion and idea sharing among clerks and finance officers participating from throughout Minnesota . The Institute experience helps participants build a network for problem solving that continues after the formal sessions end. Completion of the Institute is an important step toward professional achievement.

Conference Brochure (PDF) - COMING SOON!

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

 

Registration and Fees 

The Institute fee for MCFOA members is $410 if postmarked by April 8, 2015, and $430 after April 8. The non-MCFOA member fee is $450 if postmarked by April 8, 2015, and $470 after April 8. This fee includes instruction, course materials, four lunches, refreshment breaks, and the Thursday evening banquet. Banquet guest tickets are $30. Refund of the registration fee, minus a $30 processing fee, will be granted to written cancellations received by April 8, 2015. The University reserves the right to cancel the Institute, if necessary.

 

Registration Form (PDF) - check or purchase order - COMING SOON!

 

ONLINE REGISTRATION (With MCFOA membership) - Credit card payment* - COMING SOON!

ONLINE REGISTRATION (Without MCFOA membership) - Credit card payment* - COMING SOON!

ONLINE GUEST BANQUET TICKET - Credit card payment* - COMING SOON!

* For Windows 8 users, please be aware there are two versions of Internet Explorer on your device - Metro and Desktop. To use our registration site, you must use the Desktop version of Internet Explorer, and not the Metro version. To start the Desktop version, click on or touch the Desktop tile on the Start screen. Then you will see the Internet Explorer icon in the task bar. This is the Desktop version which should be used for registration. If you are in Internet Explorer and the URL address is at the bottom of the screen, you are in the Metro version, should close it and open the desktop version following the instructions above.

 

 

Scholarships 

The Municipal Clerks and Finance Officers Association, (MCFOA), is a membership organization open to the Municipal Clerks and Finance Officers of the 855 Minnesota cities. Members are eligible to apply to MCFOA for a MMCI scholarship. Grants are $150, $250, $350. You must be a paid member to apply. The membership dues are $35. Go to www.mcfoa.org and click on forms to download the membership and scholarship applications forms. 

If you are applying for a scholarship please register after you receive notification from the MCFOA of their decision. Notice will be sent to you by April 3, 2015 (approximately). You will be able to complete your registration prior to the April 8, 2015 early registration deadline. The Institute will still have plenty of space for you. 

 

Accommodations 

A block of sleeping rooms has been reserved at the Crowne Plaza Minneapolis West, 3131 Campus Drive, Plymouth, MN 55441. You can access their web site or call the hotel directly at 763-559-6600 and mention that you are attending the Minnesota Municipal Clerks Institute (MMCI) to receive the special room rate of $105 per night including all taxes. Reservations are guaranteed until April 8, 2015. After this date, reservations will be handled on a first-come, first-served basis at the hotel or neighboring lodging property.

 

There will be a Meet & Greet (with heavy appetizers) on Monday, May 4, 2015, on their expansive patio from 6:15-8:15 p.m.

 

Parking

Free parking is available at the Crowne Plaza Minneapolis West.

 

Continuing Education Units 

The Institute offers 4.0 Continuing Education Units (CEUs). One CEU is defined as 10 contact hours of participation in an organized continuing education experience under responsible sponsorship, capable direction, and qualified instruction.

 

Planning Committee Members

Marita Rhude, Barrett (Co-Chair)

Diane Tiegs-Roussel, Minnetonka Beach (Co-Chair)

Karrie Roeschlein, Wahkon

Andrea Swenson, Starbuck

Renee Eckerly, Paynesville (Board Rep)

Rebecca Kiernan, Fridley

Nancy Zaworski, Kasson

Lisa Baird, Plymouth

Jim Thares, Avon

Kristi Dvall, Dawson

Tori Leonhardt, Columbia Heights

Krista Weigel, Kasson

Gail Ruhland, St. Cloud State (Ex-Officio)

Linda Kappes, St. Cloud State (Ex-Officio)

Char Kastanek, St. Cloud State (Ex-Officio)

Kevin Frazel, LMC (Special Counsel)

Debra Mangen, Edina (Ex-Officio)

For Further Information 

If you would like more information or have questions, please contact 

St. Cloud State University , Center for Continuing Studies

720 Fourth Avenue South

St. Cloud , MN 56301-4498 

Gail Ruhland at 320-308-5759 (gmruhland@scsutraining.com )

Or

Amber Sonsalla at 320-308-4962 (register@scsutraining.com)

 

Special Accommodations 

To ensure full participation in this workshop, please inform us about any dietary requirements or physical challenges which should be addressed prior to your arrival.

 

St. Cloud State University values diversity of all kinds, including but not limited to race, religion and ethnicity (full statement at http://bulletin.stcloudstate.edu/ugb/generalinfo/ nondiscrimination.asp ). TTY 1-800-627-3529. SCSU is an affirmative action / equal opportunity educator and employer. This material can be made available in an alternative format. Contact the Center for Continuing Studies at 320-308-3081.

 

 

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