Municipal Clerks Webinar Series

The University of Alabama, in conjunction with IIMC, is offering online courses to assist with your International CMC and MMC Certification.  1 CMC Education or 1 MMC advanced Education point per 2 educational hours will be offered upon completion of the learning assessment.  The registration fee for our webinars is $75 for non-members and $50 for IIMC, AAMCA and AMROA members.  Please allow 24 hours for your order to be processed and the issuance of your log-in username and password to be emailed.  For more information on IIMC please visit their Online Learning Guidelines for more information.

CMC Online Webinars

The following webinars are eligible for CMC Credit

Agendas, Minutes and Resolutions

An overview of writing resolutions and ordinances, drafting minutes, and preparing meeting agendas.

Advanced HR:  What is your style

Each of us has our individual work style which impacts the way that we work with others. As we do work in teams and committees, these work styles can greatly contribute to team success – or team failure. In this session, you will determine your individual work style, how to work best within your style, and how to best equip others to work with you.

Federal CDBG Funds for Municipalities

The CDBG program is authorized by Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974. Communities can use these funds to address critical and unmet community needs including those for housing rehabilitation, public facilities, infrastructure, job creation, and public service. The CDBG program empowers local communities to make decisions about how best to address their own needs.

Fixed Asset Management

Review of best practices in municipal accounting. Requirements for managing municipal capital assets. Discussions will include depreciable assets, consumed assets, and fixed assets.

Maximizing the Right of Way

It is important for clerks to know what is the right of way, where is it located, who owns it, and where the paperwork is housed.  They should know what can and cannot be placed in that area per the Alabama Constitution and the type of consent needed to use this area.  It also explains the Federal Laws which govern the right of way and case law that supports municipalities imposing gross revenue based right of way access fees.   It provides information on what compensation the municipalities should be received for use of the right of way from Cable, Telephone, Gas, and Electric Providers.  Clerks will be given mistakes to look out for while learning the components of right of way in Alabama.

Municipal Boards, Commissions, and Committees

Most municipalities in Alabama have created some sort of board, be it a library or park board or a utility board of some sort. There are many types of boards under Alabama Law. This presentation will help municipal clerks understand the legal do’s and don’ts when helping to create boards and working with these various boards.

Overview of Budgeting Concepts

This training will include an overview of budgeting, differences between accounting and budgeting, the budgetary cycle, and fund accounting concepts.

Small Municipal Budgets

With a population hovering around 6,000 and a general revenue budget at $6.2million, I will give a presentation on my best practices for formulating a budget and what to look for with personnel items, chart of account definitions, appropriations, and our format for operating a zero-based budget every year.

So, You’re the Director of HR, Too?

If your city is like most other municipalities, you run lean on personnel. As the City Clerk, you may find yourself responsible for HR and employee benefits administration in addition to your normal City Clerk duties. Learn about the very basics of HR and employee benefits administration and what resources are available that can help you and your city stay in compliance with the myriad of HR rules, regulations, and laws.

Record Retention

Records Management 101: Have you ever wanted HOW and WHY to get started managing your organization’s records?  How about seeing the “do’s and don’ts” in automating the basic functions surrounding records management?

 

MMC Online Webcasts

The following webinars are eligible for MMC Credit

Advanced HR:  What is your style

Each of us has our individual work style which impacts the way that we work with others. As we do work in teams and committees, these work styles can greatly contribute to team success – or team failure. In this session, you will determine your individual work style, how to work best within your style, and how to best equip others to work with you.

Federal CDBG Funds for Municipalities

The CDBG program is authorized by Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974. Communities can use these funds to address critical and unmet community needs including those for housing rehabilitation, public facilities, infrastructure, job creation, and public service. The CDBG program empowers local communities to make decisions about how best to address their own needs.

Fixed Asset Management

Review of best practices in municipal accounting. Requirements for managing municipal capital assets. Discussions will include depreciable asset, consumed assets, and fixed assets.

Maximizing the Right of Way

It is important for clerks to know what is the right of way, where is it located, who owns it, and where the paperwork is housed. They should know what can and cannot be placed in that area per the Alabama Constitution and the type of consent needed to use this area. It also explains the Federal Laws which govern the right of way and case law that supports municipalities imposing gross revenue based right of way access fees. It provides information on what compensation the municipalities should be received for use of the right of way from Cable, Telephone, Gas, and Electric Providers. Clerks will be given mistakes to look out for while learning the components of right of way in Alabama.

 

Disclaimer statement – Due to the “live” nature of the video recordings, (which were not recorded in a true studio setting), there are some challenges with the audio which might require listening to the videos twice or rewinding.

Should you have any questions, please contact Pamela Harvey at pamelah.bama@ua.edu.