Lilesville town clerk earns North Carolina Certified Municipal Clerk designation

By: Staff report

LILESVILLE — An Anson County municipal clerk has received a state designation following completion of an educational program.

Lynn B. Whitlock, clerk for the town of Lilesville, received the designation of North Carolina Certified Municipal Clerk from the North Carolina Association of Municipal Clerks and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Government, according to a release from the association.

To earn the recognition, Whitlock had to meet the program’s “high educational, experience and service requirements,” according to the release. The website for the association says an applicant must be a member of the association for two years and have met at least one of four other requirements in order to be considered for acceptance to the program.

“The North Carolina Certified Municipal Clerk Program is a five-year designation with requirements for continuing education to sustain and develop the ever-changing knowledge of the profession of municipal clerks,” the release said. “The NCAMC, together with the International Institute of Municipal Clerks, strives to promote educational and professional development to enhance the clerk.”

The certificate program is offered by and co-administered by the state association with the UNC- Chapel Hill School of Government. Applicants for the program must be approved by the association’s state certification committee, according to the release.

According to Betsey Richardson, city clerk for the city of Greensboro, Whitlock will be recognized and receive a plaque during the 2017 North Carolina Association of Municipal Clerks Summer Academy at Atlantic Beach on Saturday, August 19.

Staff report