Villa Rica City Clerk Alisa Matthews Doyal was awarded the notable and highly revered Georgia City Clerk certification during the annual Georgia Clerks Education Institute in Jekyll Island on February 6, 2017.
The Georgia Certificate Program for City Clerks is designed to establish minimum standards and professional goals for city clerks. The program seeks to accomplish this by introducing new methods and approaches to enable clerks to become more efficient and effective in their positions, increasing managerial competence to meet new challenges and demands placed on local government, and creating the opportunity to further their professional development to gain the recognition they deserve.
The Georgia certificate program consists of 101 hours of instruction in general management. The candidate must successfully complete courses and written assessments, which consist of applying knowledge learned to practical local government situations after each course. Additionally, they must serve two years in a local government administrative position and be a current member of the Georgia Municipal Clerks and Finance Officers Association for the designation of “Certified Municipal Clerk.” To be designated a “Certified Municipal Clerk,” the candidate must also supply a letter from the governing authority documenting at least one year’s service as the officially appointed City Clerk.
City Clerk Doyal started her municipal career with the City of Villa Rica in December of 2014. “The residents of Villa Rica are fortunate to have the level of professionalism and credentials Alisa brings to their local government,” City Manager David Milliron said. “Villa Rica can take immense pride in Alisa’s educational accomplishments and achievement of this important milestone.”
Alisa Matthews Doyal is the city’s second municipal clerk ever to obtain this noteworthy accomplishment; former City Clerk Reedell Saxon earned the distinction in 2009. The program is jointly sponsored by The Georgia Municipal Clerks and Finance Officers Association, the Georgia County Clerks Association, and the University of Georgia’s Carl Vinson Institute of Government in partnership with the Association County Commissioners of Georgia (ACCG) and Georgia Municipal Association (GMA).
David A. Milliron, Villa Rica City Manager
571 W. Bankhead Hwy, Villa Rica, GA 30180
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