City clerk inducted into Academy

Shirley Seely, City Clerk for the city of Craig, has been accepted as a member in the Master Municipal Clerk Academy of the International Institute of Municipal Clerks (IIMC).

The Academy is the professional body of municipal clerks who have continued their level of educational achievement beyond the attainment of the prestigious Certified Municipal Clerk Award.

"I am honored to welcome Ms. Seely as a member in the Master Municipal Clerk Academy. She is dedicated to municipal service and an inspiration to all members of our profession," said IIMC President Susan A. Lamblack.

In order to become a member of the Academy, a person must first attain the IIMC Certification designation, attend a minimum of 36 hours of graduate courses at an IIMC recognized municipal clerks institute or complete similar educational programs relating to the responsibilities of the municipal clerk's office. Specific professional participation must be achieved, such as leadership in national and state associations, attendance at seminars and conferences, and professional writings and accomplishments. To date, approximately 15 percent of more than 10,000 members of the International Institute of Municipal Clerks have qualified for Master Municipal Clerk Academy status.

Seely has been employed with the city of Craig since Aug. 1982, serving four years as administrative assistant before appointment to her current position as City Clerk and Personal Director.

She completed the Municipal Clerk Institute conducted by the Office of Conference Services, The University of Colorado at Boulder, and received her Certified Municipal Clerk (CMC) designation in March 1990.

Continuing her professional education she has completed IIMC-approved Academy Programs conducted by the Colorado State University, and has attended Seminars sponsored by the Colorado Municipal Clerks Association, Keye Productivity Center, Western Colorado Area Health Education Center, Council on Education in Management, Rockhurst College Continuing Education Center, and Colorado Mountain College.

She is a member of the Colorado Municipal Clerks Association, Colorado Government Finance Officers Association and Moffat County United Way.

Seely has been a member of the International Institute of Municipal Clerks since July 1986. She joins 40 other active Municipal Clerks in Colorado who have received the Master Municipal Clerk Academy designation.

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