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CSUSM Forms Partnership to Support Municipal Clerks

Cal State San Marcos and the City Clerks Association of California (CCAC) have formed an innovative partnership to establish the Municipal Clerks Institute.

The Institute strives to educate municipal clerks, engage them with one another and their communities, and elevate the profession as a continuum of public service. Municipal clerks stand on the front lines of democracy in their communities, administering free and fair elections, among other functions. The Institute strives to support municipal clerks in these efforts to keep communities strong.

"We are excited about the partnership between California State University San Marcos and the City Clerks Association of California to launch the Municipal Clerks Institute," said Dr. Godfrey Gibbison, dean of Extended Learning at CSUSM. "This program represents our shared commitment to advancing the professional development of municipal clerks and supporting their vital contributions to local governance."

Through the partnership, CSUSM becomes the first and only California State University education partner authorized by the International Institute of  Municipal Clerks to offer its Certified Municipal Clerk (CMC) and Master Municipal Clerk (MMC) training program. CSUSM Extended Learning will be offering these training sessions online and in person.

“The Municipal Clerks Institute is a testament to our dedication to empower municipal clerks with the knowledge and skills they need to navigate their complex roles,” said Marc Donahue, president of the CCAC. “We believe that this partnership will have a lasting impact on the profession and contribute to the overall effectiveness of local government in California.”

The CCAC is a professional organization that promotes the education and professional development of municipal clerks and other local government officials. With a commitment to excellence, integrity and service, the CCAC supports the effective functioning of local government in California.