The City of Mena will host the University of Arkansas (UA) Municipal Clerk’s Institute District 4 Summer Workshop from August 7-8 at Rich Mountain Community College (RMCC) in Mena, according to Linda Rexroad, Mena’s City Clerk/Treasurer and District 4 Director who is planning the event.
Approximately 30 people are expected to attend the continuing education workshop at the new Ouachita Center on the RMCC campus. An Executive Committee meeting is scheduled for Thursday morning, and four speakers are scheduled to make workshop presentations on Friday. Speakers include Tom Bonkofsky, Office Manager of the Dept. of Workforce Services in Mena, Tracy McKenna, Director of Community Development for the Western Arkansas Planning and Development District, Jody Carreiro, Actuary with Osborn, Carreiro & Associates and David Coles, Field Audit Supervisor, IT Division of Legislative Audit. Participants plan to attend the opening night of the Polk County Rodeo after dinner on Thursday evening.
“We are appreciative that many Mena area businesses will be contributing products and services for this event,” said Rexroad. “This is an opportunity to showcase our beautiful city in the heart of the Ouachitas, and I anticipate many will come back with their families to visit in the future,” she said.
The shared goal of the International Institute of Municipal Clerks (IIMC), Arkansas City Clerks, Recorders, Treasurers Association (ACCRTA) and the UA Municipal Clerks Institute is to provide relevant, timely educational opportunities to municipal clerks, recorders and treasurers. Quarterly workshops assist municipal clerks as they endeavor to accrue credit hours to become certified at the national and/or state levels, and advance the profession as a whole.
Attendees who participate in the workshop will earn six hours of credit toward certification as an IIMC Certified Municipal Clerk and/or Arkansas Certified Municipal Clerk. The workshop gives them an opportunity to network with other clerks for their area and across the state, discover new places within Arkansas, and gain valuable knowledge and skill related to their position.