County Clerks

Kansas County Clerks’ and Election Officials’ Association

In 1992, the Kansas County Clerks’ and Election Officials’ Association (KCCEOA) invited the Public Policy and Management Center at Hugo Wall School of Public Affairs to collaborate in the design and development of a certification institute for county clerks in Kansas. The result was the Sanborn Institute, a three-year institute covering professional development in public management, interpersonal skills, and technical skills. In 1995, the Sanborn Master Academy was added to offer continuing education for certified county clerks.

The KCC and EOA and the Public Policy and Management Center are pleased to provide professional development programs for county clerks in Kansas. The Sanborn Institute and Academy offer continuing education credit hours that can be counted towards certification by the Sanborn Institute or the Master County Clerks Academy. These sessions offer theoretical and practical guidance in three areas: public administration, technical skills, communication and interpersonal skills.

Sanborn Institute certification requires completion of 100 clock hours of instruction divided between Public Administration (50 hours), Social/Interpersonal Issues (30 hours), and Technical Skills (20 hours). The Sanborn Institute is designed to allow participants to accumulate hours in all three categories over a three-year cycle.

The Master County Clerks Academy provides twelve clock hours of instruction on an annual basis and is accredited by the Kansas County Clerks’ and Election Officials’ Association. Certification as a master county clerk requires 48 hours of instruction.



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April 8 - 12, 2019
Holiday Inn Wichita, East I-35
549 South Rock Road, Wichita, KS

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Year 3 schedule and Year 3 curriculum (coming soon)

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Hotel info: Book hotel room online. Accommodations should be made directly with the hotel. Identify yourself as being with the "County Clerks" when making your reservations. Hotel reservations cannot be guaranteed after March 2, 2018. Single Room: $91.00 group rate. If you register your Hotel sleeping room online, use "CCE" as the code.

Holiday Inn Wichita East I-35
549 S. Rock Rd
Wichita, Kansas 67207
Phone: 316.686.7131
Fax: 316.681.5099
Toll-free: 888.558.5113

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