Meredith clerk completes three-year institute program

MEREDITH — Meredith Town Clerk Kerri A. Parker recently completed her third year of studies at the New England Municipal Clerks' Institute held at Plymouth State University.

The third year, which is the final year of the institute program, focuses on public relations, parliamentary procedure, decision making, personal development, management, computers, public speaking and professionalism.

The New England Municipal Clerks Institute assists clerks in developing and maintaining the high level of administrative expertise needed for the successful operation of increasingly complex municipal governments. Completion of the three-year Institute program entitles graduates to apply for the International Institute of Municipal Clerks' Certified Municipal Clerk (CMC) designation.

The institute is the only program of its kind in the country, run exclusively by and for city and town clerks and their office staff. More than 500 cities and towns have sent clerks to the institute during the 40 years it's been in operation.