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New York Municipal Clerks Institute
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The “new” New York Municipal Clerks Institute (NYMCI) represents the opportunity for municipal investment in better, more effective local government. The new Institute has its home in the state capital and draws from a rich coalition of training and educational resources. The Clerks Institute is led by the Rockefeller Institute of Government, located in the heart of the state capital. This location has convenient access to faculty from the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy of the University at Albany; other local higher education instructors; and a variety of other professionals with municipal expertise from state agencies, organizations, and municipal associations.

NYMCI is a three-year training program offering the 120 credit hours required to become a Certified Municipal Clerk (CMC) from the International Institute of Municipal Clerks. City, town, and village clerks, deputy clerks, and clerks of county legislative boards, as well as other municipal officials who seek professional development may register. Those who want to attend in order to gain needed credits to maintain their CMC status are also welcomed. Certified Municipal Clerks who want to continue working towards the Master Municipal Clerk certification (MMC) are also encouraged to attend.

Professional & Relevant
The curriculum is designed for relevance to the demands faced by New York’s municipal clerks and to support their professional development.

Reduced Time Away from the Office
This new Institute will offer a blend of training opportunities for municipal clerks. In addition to the on-campus instruction, the three-year Institute program will include:
  • One day of instruction per year to be achieved through distance education.
  • One day of instruction per year to be achieved though Institute offerings at other municipal association training events.
Cooperative Effort of New York’s Municipal Associations
NYMCI has leadership involvement from all three of New York’s Municipal Clerks Associations: the New York State Town Clerks Association (NYSTCA), the New York State Association of City and Village Clerks (NYSACVC), and the New York State Association of Clerks of County Legislative Boards (NYSACCLB). The New York Conference of Mayors (NYCOM) and the Association of Towns of the State of New York (AOT-NY) are also partners in this educational effort.

International Institute of Municipal Clerks
NYMCI was accepted as an approved training institute in January of 2017 by the International Institute of Municipal Clerks (IIMC). Founded in 1947, IIMC is the leading professional nonprofit association of Municipal Clerks and officials from cities and towns around the world.

To receive CMC or MMC designation through NYMCI, clerks must fulfill a two-year IIMC membership requirement, fulfill the designation requirements and must sustain membership in order to maintain the designation. Information about applying for IIMC membership and designation requirements can be found at the IIMC official website,

For more information on the NYMCI, contact Director Michael Hattery at