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Cleveland city secretary graduates from Municipal Clerks Certification Program

February 6, 2019

Angela Smith, city secretary for the city of Cleveland, has graduated from the Texas Municipal Clerks Certification Program on January 24.

Graduates complete approximately 200 hours of individual study over a four-course curriculum and attend eight two-day seminars for an additional 100 hours of classroom study. The curriculum includes selected texts and a number of special readings on the topics of public administration, election law, budgeting and finance, municipal law, and personnel management.

Cleveland City Manager Kelly McDonald said Smith spent approximately three years to complete the program and commended her work.

“It takes much dedication outside the normal work hours to complete,” she said.

“The city of Cleveland is very proud of Angela’s accomplishment and her dedication to serve the Cleveland community.”

The Texas Municipal Clerks Certification Program, located at the University of North Texas, Denton, Texas, is a university-level professional education program for city clerks and city secretaries in Texas. The program is the third oldest of 33 such programs in the country. The Certification Program is recognized and endorsed by Section 22.074 of the Local Government Code, Vernon’s Texas Codes Annotated. In 1984, the College Board selected the Texas Municipal Clerks Certification Program as one of 64 exemplary professional development programs in the United States.

Texas Registered Municipal Clerks are recognized for their achievents and contributions to effective, efficient local government by their mayors, city administrators, city councils, and the citizens of their communities.

marcus.gutierrez@chron.com

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