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.

2021 Spring Virtual Conference

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Together Towards Tomorrow
March 17-19

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Keynote: 55 Ways to Add Disney Magic to your Organization
Pete Blank, CSP

Pete Blank, CSP

In this fast-paced and engaging session, former Disney University Leader Pete Blank shares how you can add Disney Magic to your organization. He will choose multiple skills from his latest book that most relate to the needs of local city clerks and finance officials in local government. Attendees will leave with ideas they can immediately add to their leadership toolkit.

Pete Blank, MHR, CSP is an internationally-known speaker and author. He works with organizations and associations all across the U.S., helping them achieve their goals in the areas of leadership, employee engagement and customer experience. His lessons learned from his 13 years with The Walt Disney Company are shared in his latest book, 55 Ways to Add Disney Magic to your Organization. Learn more and find free resources at

Additional Conference Sessions: Finance, Budgeting, KOMA/KORA, Process Improvement,  Roundtables, Unemployment Fraud, Leadership, Human Resources, Remote Workforce, Permits, Annual Reports,  Mental Health, Micro Managers, Operations & Efficiency

CMC/MMC: Conference sessions will provide attendees with points to help you work towards you Certified Municipal Clerk designation or Master Municipal Clerk designation. Attendees who have their MMC will gain information and knowledge to help make their communities stronger. This conference will provide attendee with approximately 12 contact hours or 3 CMC points pending IIMC approval. 

Attendees: Register by 2/12 and you will receive a specially curated Clerk Survival Kit with your conference goodies and swag.  
Cost: $225
Conference App: Whova link and information coming soon! 

Register Now

Cancellations: All conference and IIMC Region VII cancellations must be in writing via e-mail to All cancellations prior to March 1, 2021 will receive a 75% refund, and a 25% administrative fee will be retained by the sponsoring organizations. No refunds will be issued for cancellations received on or after March 2, 2021. Any exception is subject to review by the event policy committee. Substitutions are allowed.

Payment: Payment can be made by credit card, check, money order, or purchase order. Registrations without accompanying payment will be invoiced. Payments not received within 30 days after the event are subject to a 25% late fee. Payments not received within 60 days or more are subject to an additional 25% late fee.

Surcharge for Non-Members: City clerks who are not members of the City Clerks and Municipal Finance Officers Association of Kansas (CCMFOA) will be charged a surcharge of $50 for attending the Spring Conference. If you join prior to the conference, the surcharge will be waived.


2020 Institute & Master Academy

170+ CCMFOA members participate in professional development

The week of the ninth, the PPMC will be hosting a conference via Zoom for the City Clerks and Municipal Finance Officers Association of Kansas (CCMFOA) Institute and Master Academy, which both offer continuing education and professional development for CCMFOA members. In addition, self-paced sessions will be offered throughout the month of November for years 1-3. In previous years, more than 170 city clerks from across Kansas have gathered in Wichita to attend the Institute and Master Academy to participate in sessions regarding budgeting, communicating trust, community partnerships and resiliency. Though this year will look a bit different, the conference will be just as informative. To earn their professional credentials, city clerks must complete a minimum of 120 hours of continuing education. The PPMC is proud to support the work of city clerks across the state, and commends them for their dedication to public service. 

Year One

Introduction to Local Government | Drafting Resolutions & Ordinances | Excellence in Customer Service | A Primer on Municipal Law | Municipal Accounting | Elections | How to Conduct a Job Interview | Conducting the City’s Business | Working with Your Governing Body | Parliamentary Procedure | Practical Tips for City Clerks & Finance Officers | Security at City Hall | Revenues & Fiscal Management | Positive PR: Social Media | Records Management

Conference Registration Fee
Early Registration (on or before October 25, 2020) - $385
Registration (on or after October 26, 2020) - $450
Surcharge for non-CCMFOA members - $75

Year Two
Written Communication | The Performance Management Cycle | Working Effectively in Teams | Municipal Bond Basics | Ethics & Values in Local Government | Emergency Management | Small Group Communication | Public Employees and the Law | Establishing Internal Controls | Time Management | Basic Principles of Government Procurement | Security at City Hall | Effective Presentation Skills | Leadership Skills for Public Service Professional

Conference Registration Fee
Early Registration (on or before October 25, 2020) - $385
Registration (on or after October 26, 2020) - $450
Surcharge for non-CCMFOA members - $75
Year Three
Group Decision Making | Assessing Your Work Style & Values | Conflict Resolution & Group Dynamics | Specialized Writing Skills | Planning and Zoning | Projecting Revenues | Setting & Achieving Goals | The Clerk as Whisperer: Calming Down Abrasive Leaders | Applying Your Knowledge at City Hall – Capstone Course | Administrative Law in Everyday Practice

Registration Fee
Early Registration (on or before October 25, 2020) - $385
Registration (on or after October 26, 2020) - $450
Surcharge for non-CCMFOA members - $75
Year Four

Featuring interviews with Brown, historians and surviving children of the 1936 Washington team, The Boys of '36 recounts their unexpected victory and the obstacles they overcame to achieve it, giving hope to a nation struggling to emerge from the depths of the Great Depression. Watch the trailer here: Boys in the Boat.

Please choose a session time to watch the video and provide discussion. There will be additional reflection logs and leadership takeaways participants will need to submit to Morgan by November 30 to receive full CEU points.
Offering choices on attending: MUST CHOOSE ONE

  • Thursday, November 13 from 8 to 10 a.m.
  • Friday, November 20th from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
  • I choose to not participate in these point options.

Registration Fee
Early Registration (on or before October 25, 2020) - $300
Registration (on or after October 26, 2020) - $375
Surcharge for non-CCMFOA members - $75


Click here to see a photo gallery from the 2019 graduation banquet.

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.

In January 2019, the following guidelines took 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

Additionally, please understand that upon request, the Institute Director will provide records on attendance and participation to the entity funding attendance. 


Morgan Barnes

Morgan Barnes

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