The annual Municipal Clerks and Treasurers Institute broke attendance records last week, drawing 287 participants for five days of intensive training organized by UW-Green Bay Outreach.
Attendees chose from more than 100 expert-led sessions on topics including Key Elements of Effective Public Service, Are Your Ready for a Recount?, Basic Employment Law for Municipal Officials and Working with Boards, Commissions and Councils.
Municipal officials from around the state attended the conference in downtown Green Bay. Participants say the award-winning program facilitates opportunities for advancement and promotion, while also helping them to adopt best practices in their field. “We make local government better,” explains Institute Director Kassie Van Remortel, “by providing new ideas and helping municipal officials throughout the state save money on behalf of their citizens.”
In addition to building their professional certification, municipal officials who attend the Institute can now earn college credit for their participation, due to a new partnership with Public and Environmental Affairs initiated by faculty member Denise Scheberle. PEA now offers a credit online course built on the foundation of Clerks and Treasurers Institute attendance.