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Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan announces Certified Municipal Finance Officers

Posted By News Staff On Wednesday, February 13, 2013 @ 6:00 pm In News | No Comments

City of ClarksvilleClarksville, TN – Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan congratulates four individuals from the City of Clarksville’s Finance Department who have recently received certification as Certified Municipal Finance Officers from the Municipal Technical Advisory Service, a program of the University of Tennessee.

Interim Director Debbie Frazier, Jean Adcock, Regina Hampton and Wanda Morrison will graduate on February 22nd, 2013 in a ceremony to be held at the War Memorial Auditorium in Nashville.“I am so proud of these women, all of whom provide exemplary service to our employees and residents,” said Mayor McMillan. “They have worked incredibly hard to receive this certification and it proves their dedication to continue to learn and to doing the best job possible.”

According to MTAS, the Certified Municipal Finance Officer is an 11-course program that includes an exam at the end of each course.  Courses are offered in a sequence beginning with the “Government Environment.” The program is a valuable resource to gain in-depth knowledge of municipal accounting and finance.

Completion of the entire series takes about 12 months. State law requires each municipality to have in its employ a Certified Municipal Finance Officer by a specified date.  The City of Clarksville now employs five CMFOs including Deborah Johnson who graduated with the inaugural class in 2011.

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