City secretary completes certification program

  • Gale Roberts
    Gale Roberts

Sulphur Springs 

Gale Roberts, city secretary, city of Sulphur Springs, graduated from the Texas Municipal Clerks Certification Program Jan. 30.

Texas Registered Municipal Clerks are recognized for their achievements and contributions to effective, efficient local government by their mayors, city administrators, city councils, and the citizens of their communities.

Graduates complete approximately 200 hours of individual study over a four-course curriculum and attend eight two-day seminars for an additional 100 hours of classroom study. The curriculum includes selected texts and a number of special readings on the topics of public administration, election law, budgeting and finance, municipal law and personnel management.

The Texas Municipal Clerks Certification Program, located at the University of North Texas, Denton, is a university-level professional education program for city clerks and city secretaries in Texas. The program is the third oldest of 33 such programs in the country.