All Institute members have automatic membership of the International Institute of Municipal Clerks (IIMC).
This is the international professional body for Clerks with members based in a number of countries worldwide, particularly in The USA and Canada. The SLCC has a partnership arrangement with the IIMC which includes a range of programmes including bursaries for visits to the IIMC conference and exchange programmes with Clerks in other countries. Details of benefits of membership can be found on the IIMC website at www.iimc.com
These include regular electronic newsletters, information and bursaries.
Brief Information regarding the IIMC
The IIMC was founded in 1947 and is now the leading professional association serving the needs of municipal clerks, secretaries, treasurers, recorders and other allied associations from cities and towns worldwide.
Inspiring Advancement & Development
IIMC’s primary goal is to actively promote the continuing education and professional development of municipal clerks through extensive education programs, certification, publications, networking, annual conferences and research. As an educational catalyst, IIMC inspires clerks to expand and advance beyond their present levels of development.
IIMC also engages in municipal research administration, enhances critical professional skill development and fosters a spirit of mutual assistance and good fellowship among municipal clerks around the globe.
IIMC's 9,500-plus members represent municipalities with populations ranging from 250 people to more than 10 million people in North America and 15 other countries. It is divided into 11 regions.
The SLCC belongs to Region XI - Outside North America - Australia, Belgium, Bulgaria, Israel, Nepal, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Philippines, South Africa, United Kingdom (Bermuda, England, Scotland)
IIMC has a program of professional certifications intended to increase the development of its members through continuing education. IIMC’s professional designation programs, the Certified Municipal Clerk (CMC) and the Master Municipal Clerk (MMC) redesigned to raise the standards of the Municipal Clerk profession and provide the opportunity for further recognition by governmental authorities and the public. These certifications are bestowed on Municipal Clerks after completion of advanced education and professional contributions.
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IIMC is governed by a 26-member Board of Directors which includes two directors from each region.
Currently our own Bruce Poole who is Clerk to Bleadon Parish Council is a director for our Region.