Lana McPherson for IIMC Vice President

Lana McPherson, MMC, was appointed City Clerk in June 1998, for the City of De Soto, Kansas. She joined the City Clerks and Municipal Finance Officers Association of Kansas and the International Institute of Municipal Clerks. Lana received CCMFOA’s highest honor as “City Clerk of the Year” in 2010. Lana is a past IIMC Region VII Director and an Athenian Fellow. In May 2016, she was awarded IIMC’s Quill. She currently serves as Chair of IIMC’s Membership Committee. Lana is a founding member of the “Clerks for Christ” prayer warrior team, with a growing national membership of 150 municipal clerks. If you know Lana, you know how much she puts her heart and soul into the IIMC clerk family.

Lana serves on the Kansas Board of Directors for the Midwest Public Risk public entity risk pool. She served three terms on the Kansas Municipal Insurance Trust Board and was president in 2007-08. She is a current member of the League of Kansas Municipalities Public Officers & Employees Policy Committee. Lana continues to serve her Kansas clerks through CCMFOA. Lana is a church organist and pianist. She and husband, Ian, enjoy cruising in “Lucille,” her 1948 Chevy pickup. Her favorite pastimes are family, friends and collecting antique brooches.

Step up, step out and lead with Lana!

Loyal to IIMC clerks

Accountable to IIMC clerks

Nvested in IIMC clerks

Accessible to IIMC clerks

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2016 KS/IIMC Municipal Clerks Certification Institute and Master Academy

The 2016 Municipal Clerks Certification Institute and Academy will be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton, Wichita: 2098 Airport Road, Wichita, Kansas 67209.

November 14‐18, 2016 – Certification Institute Years 1 through 3

November 16‐18, 2016 – Certification Institute Year 4

November 17‐18, 2016 – Master Academy

To Register Online: Certification Institute or Master Academy

To make your hotel reservations for the 2016 KS/IIMC Municipal Clerks Certification Institute and Master Academy:

Book Hotel Reservation Online:

Book Hotel Reservation by Phone: (316) 945-5272

The conference rate will be available until October 30, 2016, or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first.

For more information, contact Gayle Martin, CCMFOA Education Director, Hugo Wall School of Public Affairs, Wichita State University,; (316) 978-6541.

2016 Spring Conference Photos

General Session – Emergency Response Training:

Participants experienced hands-on emergency response training protocols and response options for active shooter situations.

Education Session – The Power of Fun at Work by Walt Stasinski, President of Potential Unlimited:

All Conference Event – A Celtic Evening:

An evening of fun, live music performed by Knocknasheega, a Wichita Celtic band; Irish dance troure performances by the Corry Academy of Irish Dance and CCMFOA constume contest.


Congratulations Bobby Busch – 2016 City Clerk of The Year

Bobby Busch, MMC, City Clerk, Neodesha, Kansas, has been selected as the recipient of the 2016 Mildred Vance City Clerk/Finance Officer of the Year for the State of Kansas.  The award was presented at the 66th annual City Clerks and Municipal Finance Officers Association of Kansas (CCMFOA) Conference in Wichita, Kansas on Thursday, March 17th.  Busch will again be recognized for this award at the League of Kansas Municipalities (LKM) Annual Conference in Overland Park, Kansas, in October.

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Wings Winter 2016 Edition Now Available – Look whats inside

Read the WINGS – Winter 2016 edition for the following great articles and information.  Quick links to forms and additional information are provided below.

“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.”

CCMFOA has established a mentoring program to pair more experienced clerks with newer clerks in our organization. As a mentor, this is a great opportunity to work with other clerks, sharing your expertise by answering questions and supporting a clerk who is new to our profession.

As a new clerk, please consider signing‐up for the program ‐ the List Serve is a great resource, but it is always helpful to also have that “go to” person for answers to questions about the many day-to‐day requirements and duties of our jobs.

If you would like to participate in this program or need additional information, please email Stacey Crum, CCMFOA Past President at or Martha Sumrall, CCMFOA President at