SNELLVILLE – City officials are proud to announce City Clerk Melisa Arnold has completed the Georgia Clerks Education Institute Certificate Program.
The program for city and county clerks, is designed to establish minimum standards and professional goals for municipal clerks. The Georgia Clerks Education Institute Certificate Program is jointly sponsored by the Georgia County Clerks Association and the Georgia Municipal Clerks and Finance Officers Association.
“I am very proud to have achieved this certification and look forward to continuing to dedicate what I have learned to the betterment of the City,” Arnold said.
Arnold, was originally hired in July of 1991 at the Snellville Police Department, later transferred into the city’s Administration Department. She became City Clerk in 2009.
“Melisa is very deserving of this recognition,” City Manager Butch Sanders said. “She does a great job in her clerk duties, but she also has many more administrative responsibilities so you know she is very organized to accomplish everything so well. We are lucky to have her in Snellville.”
The Georgia Clerks Education Institute Certificate Program:
•Introduces new methods and approaches to enable clerks and finance officers to become more efficient and effective in their jobs.
•Increases managerial competence of municipal and county clerks to meet new challenges and demands placed on local government.
•Creates the opportunity for clerks to further their professional development to gain the recognition they deserve.
State law requires anyone hired as of April 1, 1992, holding the title of “clerk” or performing the duties of a municipal/county clerk pursuant to the local charter, ordinance, or code shall attend a 15-hour mandated orientation training. The training consists of a basic overview of job duties and functions required of clerks. The 15-hour mandated training counts toward the 100 hours required for full certification.