Clarke County Recorder Peggy Cummings was recently honored for completing a new certification program for Iowa county recorders and deputy recorders.
Iowa County Recorders Association recognized the first graduating class of the program at a ceremony held Friday, Nov. 15. The graduation event occurred in conjunction with the ISAC fall school of instruction in Des Moines. Forty-seven recorders and three deputy recorders received certificates and pins for completing the program.
Iowa County Recorder Certification program provides Iowa county recorders and deputy recorders with the opportunity to learn how to effectively and professionally fulfill their elected duties and to better serve their communities.
It was created by Iowa County Recorders Association with the assistance of personnel from the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach office. Participants in the program must complete 30 credit hours of training, including 21 core credits and nine elective credits.
The areas covered in the program are leadership and ethics, open meetings and open records, communications, human resources and office management, Iowa Code, technology applications and local government and budgets.
County recorders and deputy recorders who become certified must complete continuing education classes to retain their certification. The completion of the program is a testimony to the dedication these graduates have to providing excellence in public service.