Charlotte F. Goodwin, CMC, recorder/treasurer of the city of Ash Flat, has been accepted into the first level of the IIMC Master Municipal Clerk Academy.
The Master Municipal Clerk Academy was established to further professional education of municipal clerks and to enhance their skills as needed to meet the challenges of the office of municipal clerk. Every two to four years, academy members have to demonstrate that they have actively engaged in educational and professional participation that keeps them current with the changing events in the local government scene.
Each academy member is required to obtain a specific number of points through completion of recognized institute or college courses, completion of seminars and workshops offered by other professional associations, teaching and writing in the profession, attendance at professional meetings and conferences, and honors and awards received for specific achievements. Approximately 15 percent of over 10,300 members of the International Institute of Municipal Clerks have qualified for the Master Municipal Clerk Academy Program.
IIMC President Elizabeth H. Kiss, MMC, municipal clerk of East Brunswick Township, N.J., said, "I am honored to welcome Ms. Goodwin as a member of the first level membership of the IIMC Master Municipal Clerk Academy. She has demonstrated and obtained career development goals which will aid her in maintaining the quality of excellence required in today's public officials and administrators."
Goodwin has been employed with the city of Ash Flat since January 1993, serving as recorder/ treasurer.
She received the IIMC Certified Municipal Clerk's Award in November 1997, and was accepted into the IIMC Master Municipal Clerk Academy Program in November 2000. She joins an elite group of municipal clerks from the state of Arkansas who have achieved membership in the first level of the IIMC Master Municipal Clerk Academy.
During this sustaining period she has continued her education by competing IIMC-approved educational programs conducted by the Division of Continuing Education at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, and has completed other seminars and conferences relating to local government.
Active in her professional affiliations, she is a member of the International Institute of Municipal Clerks and served as chairman of the Mentor Committee with the Arkansas City Clerks and Recorder Treasurers Association.
Goodwin has been a member of the International Institute of Municipal Clerks since October 1994.