Wings Newsletter – Spring Edition Now Available

Read the 2021 “Wings Spring Newsletter” for the following great articles and information:
  • President’s Message
  • Institute Director’s Report
  • City Clerk Achievements 
  • Announcement of City Clerk of the Year!
  • 2021-2022 Committees List – Coming Soon!

Congratulations Tammy Seely- 2021 City Clerk of the Year

Tammy Seely, City Clerk, City of McPherson, Kansas, has been selected as the recipient of the 2021 Mildred Vance City Clerk/Finance Officer of the Year for the State of Kansas.  The award was presented at the 71st annual City Clerks and Municipal Finance Officers Association of Kansas (CCMFOA) Conference in Manhattan, Kansas on Friday, March 19th.  Seely will again be recognized for this award at the League of Kansas Municipalities (LKM) Annual Conference in Topeka, Kansas, in October.

2021 Training Opportunity

Athenian Dialogue –  June 24 (3-6 p.m.) and June 25 (9 a.m. to Noon) 

Book: Thunder Dog:

The True Story of a Blind Man, His Guide Dog, and the Triumph of Trust

Athenian Registration: $75

Hotel Room Block: Rate $103 (rate expires June 10)
Hyatt Place at Wichita State University
4703 S 19th St N
Wichita KS 67207 USA
Telephone: 316.364.4700
Facilitator: Jane Long, Ed.D.

Dr. Jane Long currently serves as the Manager of Learning, Staff Development and Talent at the American Dental Association, providing development opportunities to 400+ staff members. For more than 17 years, she worked with the International Institute of Municipal Clerks (IIMC) creating online learning opportunities and most recently served as the Director of Professional Development for five years.

Prior to her work with nonprofits, Dr. Long spent 18 years in higher education as both a faculty member and high-level administrator. She has presented over 100 interactive education sessions at national, state, and local conferences and taught online and on campus for several colleges and universities across the country. Dr. Long is an experienced Athenian Dialogue facilitator and finds much joy in interacting with clerks through the book discussions.

2021 Spring Conference Sponsors

Please make time this week to visit the Virtual Vendor Fair during the Spring Conference.

2021 Virtual Vendor Fair Hours:

When: March 17 and 18, 2021

Where: Whova Virtual Conference App

Dedicated Fair Hours Are Scheduled For:

Wednesday, March 17, 2021:

8:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Thursday, March 18, 2021:

8:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Vendors may also remain open during the duration of the Conference Vendor Fair for attendees to visit vendor fair booths.

Visit the 2021 Spring Conference Sponsor Page for a full list of sponsoring organizations.

2020 KS/IIMC Municipal Clerks Certification Institute and Master Academy


WHEN: November 9th – November 13th

REGISTRATION IS OPEN: Online Registration Link

For scheduling details and how the virtual conference will work see the Conference and Educations Program page on the CCMFOA Website: Conference and Education Programs.

For more information, contact Morgan Barnes, CCMFOA Program Manager, Public Policy & Management Center, Wichita State University,; (316) 312.4913.

IIMC Conference Update

A Message from IIMC President

2020 IIMC Annual Conference in St. Louis, MO, Cancelled

As you know, IIMC and the 2020 Conference Host Committee have been working diligently to find a way to produce a conference this year amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The Hyatt Regency Host Hotel has been very accommodating and cooperative during this unprecedented planning process. Other 2020 dates were offered from the Hyatt Regency, but they were not a good fit for IIMC and its members. Moreover, with the current uncertainty and with no definitive end in sight as well as the feedback we have received regarding travel restrictions, travel bans and combined with the overall feeling that there wasn’t a strong comfort level to convene in 2020, it became evident that the Conference needed to be cancelled.

Therefore, on Thursday, April 9, 2020, the IIMC Board of Directors in conjunction with the 2020 St. Louis Conference Host Committee have agreed to officially cancel the 2020 IIMC Annual Conference. In addition, the Board also voted to award the 2025 conference to St. Louis.

This is a tremendous disappointment regarding all those participating in the Conference, from the Board to the Host Committee to the attendees. Member safety was and always is our primary concern. In the end, this was the right decision.

If you have a reservation at the host hotel (the Hyatt Regency), your reservation will automatically be cancelled, and you should receive an email notification.

Please look for a separate email regarding your IIMC conference registration cancellation options.

On behalf of the IIMC Board of Directors, the Host Committee and IIMC staff, we hope everyone stays safe and healthy and we look forward to seeing you at a future conference.

Thank you.

Lana McPherson, MMC

IIMC President – 2019 – 2020