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Nebraska Municipal Clerk Institute and Academy

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Strategic Planning Award for Community Engagement

The Nebraska Municipal Clerk Institute and Academy
won the 2012 UNO Strategic Planning Award
for Community Engagement.

The Nebraska Municipal Clerk Institute and Academy is an annual continuing education professional seminar held in Nebraska during March of each year for municipal clerks in Nebraska. This training program was initiated in 1976 by the, then, Department of Public Administration at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO), in conjunction with the League of Nebraska Municipalities and the Nebraska Municipal Clerks' Association (NMCA) section of the League of Nebraska Municipalities.

The UNO School of Public Administration is responsible for operating the Institute. The Institute is accredited by International Institute of Municipal Clerks (IIMC) and endorsed by the League of Nebraska Municipalities (LNM).

staff.

Director
Ellen Freeman-Wakefield, M.P.A.
402-554-2636
efreemanwakefield@unomaha.edu

Earn College Credit for Your Certified Municipal Clerk Designation

The UNO Division of Continuing Studies is very pleased to announce the approval of college credit toward the Bachelor of General Studies degree for participants of the Nebraska Municipal Clerk Institute who have received the Certified Municipal Clerk designation. A current or former Nebraska Municipal Clerk can receive eight hours of college credit for attending the Nebraska Municipal Clerk Institute and completing the requirements of the CMC designation if he or she began the program after January 1, 2007, or received the CMC under the May 2008 or later IIMC Education Guidelines.

The Bachelor of General Studies (BGS) degree is one of the nation’s oldest for students 21 or older. Awarded to over 22,000 students since 1951, the BGS degree offers working students a flexible, individualized degree program backed by the faculty and resources of a respected and fully-accredited university. There are even online degree options designed for those that cannot take classes on the UNO campus.

If you would like to find out more about starting or finishing your bachelor’s degree and how your Certified Municipal Clerk designation can give you a head start, call the Division at (402) 554-2370 to speak with an advisor. We would be happy to complete a preliminary evaluation of past college credits and answer any questions you may have. For more information about the BGS degree, visit the website at chooseuno.com.

Participation Policy

The Nebraska Municipal Clerk Institute and Academy (Institute) is a continuing education professional seminar conducted by the UNO School of Public Administration. The program is designed for municipal clerks, deputy clerks, treasurers, city clerk/administrators and affiliated municipal staff. The Institute encompasses all activities organized by the Institute staff and Nebraska Municipal Clerks’ Association (NMCA) including the educational sessions, vendors displays, evening networking events, silent auction, NMCA business meeting and all other meetings and events held on site during the Institute week. Participation and presence at the Institute is limited to those individuals who have registered as a participant of the Institute and paid the participant tuition, vendor representatives who have registered as a vendor and paid the vendor registration fee, staff of the Institute, invited speakers, and invited guests of the NMCA and/or staff of the Institute.