City Clerks and Municipal Finance Officers Association of Kansas

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Since 1991, the Public Policy and Management Center at Wichita State University has managed and conducted professional development for the City Clerks and Municipal Finance Officers Association of Kansas.

The Kansas/IIMC Municipal Clerks Certification Institute and Master Municipal Clerks Academy respond to the professional development needs of all municipal clerks and their office staff in Kansas. The courses offer theoretical and practical guidance in public administration, social and interpersonal concerns and special topics. Both programs take place during the same week in November and are accredited by the International Institute of Municipal Clerks.

The City Clerk and Municipal Finance Officers Association of Kansas holds it annual Spring Conference providing professional development opportunities to City Clerks across the state of Kansas.  These sessions are approved by the International Institute of Municipal Clerks for education points to allow the clerks to continue to work towards their professional designations.

2019 Spring Conference

Don't Underestimate the Value of Your Journey

Conference will begin March 13 at 8 a.m. and conclude at Noon on March 15.

March 13-15, 2019 | Manhattan, KS

Keynote: Mary B. Lucas

Lunchmeat & Life Lessons: Sharing a Butcher’s Wisdom

Mary B. Lucas inspires audiences worldwide. Using real world examples and the power of storytelling, Mary shares what she learned from her father and her career in the people business. She offers advice from the smartest man she ever knew—her father. A butcher by trade, he was the greatest coach she ever encountered.



A block of sleeping rooms for participants is reserved at the Hilton Garden Inn, 410 south, 3rd Street in Manhattan Kansas. Room rates are $93 plus state (if applicable) and local taxes. Please make your reservation directly with the hotel by calling the Reservation Desk at (785) 532-9116. Identify yourself as being with the "City Clerks Spring Conference." If your room reservation is not received by Feb 10, 2019, availability and price cannot be guaranteed. Check-in time is on or after 4 p.m. Booking link here. SOLD OUT  Remaining attendees will either need to book at “Best Available” rate or check pricing and availability at one of the  neighboring hotels (across the street) Candlewood (210 Blue Earth Place (785) 320-7995),  Holiday Inn Express (115 Blue Earth Place  (785) 320-7454 ) or Fairfield Inn (300 Colorado St (785) 539-2400).

Schedule Preview

Conference will begin March 13 at 8 a.m. and conclude at Noon on March 15.

KEYNOTE Presentation: Lunchmeat and Life Lessons-Mary B. Lucas

General Sessions:

Emotional Intelligence | Gina Riedel, Bandura Plus

Law Change: ABC and City Liquor Laws | Tuck Duncan & ABC Agents

Mayor De La Isla, City of Topeka

Own it.  Lessons from Leadership book, "Extreme Ownership" |Jennifer Cunningham, Assistant City Manager, Garden City

Breakout Options:

Vendor/Event Licensing (breakout series)  

CDBG Grants (breakout series)  

Recognizing Drug Trends | Trooper Ben, KSHP

Working with Small Budgets, How are you doing more with less?  | Your name here. J

KMAAG: Deeper Dive | Scot Loyd, C.P.A, Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk, & Loyd, LLC
HR for Small Cities | Allie Medina, Director of HR, Garden City;

Professionally Branded | Lana McPherson, IIMC President-Elect, City of Desoto

HR-Giving Feedback; is it constructive or are you just critical? | Jennifer Cunningham, Assistant City Manager, Garden City

How to Avoid an ACA Reporting Penalty, and What to Do if You Get One-American Fidelity

Teambuilding | Paula Downs, Talent and Professional Services Manager, Public Policy & Management Center

Process Improvement | Scot Gardner, City of Salina

First Amendment Audit/Sovereign Citizen | Kansas Bureau of Investigation


Turn-up the radio and start working on your songs….Thursday night entertainment will be the voice of K-State for some musical bingo or SINGO. 

Please find a printable registration form here.


A note on training records: 

Previously, the Public Policy and Management Center has provided unlimited training records access; however, due to changing software, we are unable to continue this service model. As per discussion with IIMC regarding retention requirements, we will be moving to the model below and keeping records for 10 years.

Beginning January 2019, the following guidelines will be in effect: 

  • Records prior to 2009 will not be available for access
  • You will receive one emailed record of your training, and it will be your responsibility to review it for accuracy and then keep a copy of it for your records. Any additional records requests will require a $10 fee, per request
  • WSU PPMC will keep records for 10 years based on the recommendation from the International Institute of Municipal Clerks

To request your record please fill out form here


Morgan BarnesContact
Morgan Barnes, Education Director
Wichita State University Public Policy & Management Center
(316) 978-6535