SAFETY HARBOR – City Clerk Cathy Benson has achieved Second Level Membership status in the International Institute of Municipal Clerks (IIMC) Master Municipal Clerk Academy.
Benson is dedicated to her continuing education and professional growth, and she is committed to ensuring her office provides the highest in quality service to the citizens of Safety Harbor.
“The IIMC and the Florida Association of City Clerks are two organizations that provide the most comprehensive training for City Clerks,” said Benson. “With their training and updates, I am able to ensure the city of Safety Harbor is in compliance with state and federal regulations as well as City regulations.”
Benson joined the city of Safety Harbor in June 2003, and has been in this profession since April 1998. She received her Certified Municipal Clerk designation in 1998, earned acceptance into the Master Municipal Clerk Academy in 2000 and reached Level One status in 2002, before reaching her latest achievement. “Being able to network with other city clerks and IIMC members lets you share the benefits of others’ experiences,” Benson said.
Recommendations shared by those city clerks in areas hit by a hurricane or natural disaster on how to cope and recover is just one example of the networking benefit. The IIMC has 10,400 members and is one of the leading professional associations of Municipal Clerks and officials from cities and towns around the world.
Benson’s future plans include obtaining Level Three or Master Municipal Clerk designation, the highest level of professional certification, by 2006.