The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay announces Janal Suppanz, assistant administrator, from the Village of Sister Bay was among the 110 officials who graduated from the 2016 Wisconsin Municipal Clerks and Treasurers Institute held July 10-15. This training Institute is one of the largest programs in the United States and is recognized nationally and internationally. The Institute is designed to advance the professional development of local government officials in Wisconsin. This year, 295 clerks and treasurers from all over the state of Wisconsin were in attendance at the Radisson Hotel and Conference Center in Green Bay.
Established in 1978, the Municipal Clerks & Treasurers Institute is the only training program in Wisconsin that trains municipal clerks and treasurers how to do their job. Each summer municipal clerks, treasurers and other officials participate in a week of continuing education training courses. The curriculum is progressive in nature and focuses on development of technical skills, administrative knowledge, leadership abilities, and financial management.
Local government officials completing the three-year sequence of programs earn all of the education points needed for national certification, with additional points earned by experience in local government and participation in other meetings and educational seminars. Officials holding the title of both clerk and treasurer are eligible to receive both the clerk’s and treasurer’s certifications by completing a fourth year at the Institute.