Wow!  Congratulations Linda!!




From: Vermont Municipal Government Discussion Network
[mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Alison Kaiser
Sent: Thursday, September 16, 2010 12:22 PM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Congratulations Linda Spence of Manchester!


Congratulations are in order for another Vermont Clerk..

I am pleased to inform you that Linda Spence, Town Clerk of Manchester, VT
has earned the prestigious Master Municipal Clerk (MMC) designation from the
International Institute of Municipal Clerks (IIMC):

The MMC is one of the two professional designations granted by IIMC. To
qualify for entrance into the Master Municipal Clerk Academy (MMCA), which
prepares participants for achieving the MMC status, one must have earned the
CMC designation. To earn the CMC designation, a Municipal Clerk must attend
extensive education programs. The designation also requires pertinent
experience in a municipality. The program prepares the participants to meet
the challenges of the complex role of the Municipal Clerk by providing them
with quality education in partnership with 47 institutions of higher

The MMCA is an advanced continuing education program that prepares
participants to perform more complex municipal duties. The program has an
extensive and rigorous educational component, a professional and social
contributions component, and a commitment to lifelong learning. The Academy
members must demonstrate that they have actively pursued educational and
professional activities and have remained informed of current
socio-political, cultural, and economic issues that affect local governments
and municipalities.

Founded in 1947, IIMC is a professional association with more than 10,000
members in the US, Canada and 15 other countries. IIMC's primary goal is to
actively promote the continuing education and professional development of
municipal clerks through extensive education programs, certification,
recertification, publications, networking, annual conferences and research.
IIMC also engages in municipal research administration, enhances critical
professional skill development and fosters a spirit of mutual assistance and
good fellowship among municipal clerks around the globe. IIMC is governed by
a 26-member Board of Directors.