Clerks Institute

MAMC Basic Institute is designed to enhance the job performance of clerks in small and large municipalities and is recommended for clerks seeking the Certified Municipal Clerk (CMC) Designation. The CMC designation and the knowledge garnered from this substantive and relevant curriculum are of great benefit to the individual and the respective local governmental unit as a whole.

The Michigan Association of Municipal Clerks encourages continued education and professional training for members through the Michigan Municipal Clerks Institute (MMCI). The MMCI offers programs specifically tailored to the needs and requirements of the municipal clerk’s office, and completion of the program satisfies the educational requirements for the Certified Municipal Clerk (CMC) designation awarded by the International Institute of Municipal Clerks (IIMC).

The MMCI consists of three 1-week sessions with a minimum of 40 hours of classroom instruction per session. The program is sponsored by MAMC in conjunction with Central Michigan University and is held at the Comfort Inn in Mt. Pleasant in March of each year. The instruction and coordination of classes is contracted through a private vendor.


Date: March 10 through March 15, 2019

Time: Basic Institute activities begin with registration starting at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday and end at 2:00 p.m. on Friday. Evening classes will be held on Sunday and Monday.

Place: Comfort Inn Hotel and Conference Center
2424 South Mission, Mt. Pleasant 48858

Future Institute Dates
March 15 - 20, 2020
March 14 - 21, 2021

Beginning in 2019 the MAMC Institute class size will be limited to 40 first-year participants. Municipal, county, and township clerks and deputy clerks in Michigan will be given priority in the order the registration and payment are received. If this is your First Year, please contact Mary Bender at to be sure there are still openings before you register or pay.


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MAMC Institute

In an effort to promote participation in the Michigan Municipal Clerks Institute to those who seek professional knowledge and growth, MAMC offers an annual scholarship to assist a member whose local governmental unit does not or cannot financially support educational endeavors and who has been unable to procure financial assistance through other means.

Following are the guidelines for awarding of educational scholarships to attend the Institute for Municipal Clerks as conducted by the current IIMC accredited facility Central Michigan University:

  1. Member of MAMC.
  2. Must be a full time City, Township or Village Clerk or a full time Deputy City, Township or Village Clerk performing the duties of the Clerk.
  3. The scholarship can apply to the first, second or third year of the Institute.
  4. The applicant must also be denied funds by the municipality.
  5. The Education Committee will review the application based on need and merit, then will make a recommendation of approval of the scholarship to the Board of Directors.

MAMC Conference

In an effort to promote professional knowledge and growth and avail to all members the valuable conference experience, the MAMC offers an Annual Conference Scholarship. These scholarships will be offered to members whose municipality does not financially support conference participation and is otherwise unable to procure funding.

The very purpose of our organization is to enhance, improve and promote the professional development of municipal clerks and, accordingly, provide the opportunities to accomplish this. As a comprehensive educational and networking experience, the MAMC Annual Conference provides invaluable opportunities for the municipal clerk who may be restricted from participating by a lack of funding.

The Scholarship is for the conference registration fee only. Following are the criteria for awarding an Annual Conference Scholarship:

  1. Member of MAMC.
  2. Full time City, Township or Village Clerk or a full time Deputy Clerk performing the duties of the Clerk.
  3.  Confirmation that funds were denied by the municipality.
  4.  One (1) Conference Scholarship awarded per member only. 

Contact Mary Clark at (517) 323-8500

Send Application to:
120 N. Washington Square
Suite 110A
Lansing, MI 48933