Monday, March 30, 2015

Long Serving City Employee Receives CMC Designation

Deborah Guillotte, CMC

Long serving city employee Deborah Guillotte has earned the Certified Municipal Clerk (CMC) designation from the International Institute of Municipal Clerks (IIMC), which brings the total to five office personnel with the City of Apalachicola that have obtained the designation.

Guillotte, a native of Apalachicola and a 1979 graduate of Apalachicola High School has been employed with the city for the last 26-years and currently serves as the clerk in charge of personnel and payroll.

To earn the CMC designation, Guillotte had to possess both an extensive knowledge and a working experience of municipal government. The CMC program is designed to enhance the applicant’s ability to meet the challenges of the complex role of a municipal clerk by providing them with quality education in partnership with institutions of higher learning, as well as state and national associations.

“In light of the speed and drastic nature of change these days, lifelong learning is not only desirable, it is necessary for all in local government to keep pace with growing demands and changing needs of the citizens we serve. Your City can take immense pride in Deborah's educational accomplishments and achievement of this milestone”, wrote Brenda Kay Young, IMC President in an email correspondence dated March 19, 2015.

The Apalachicola Board of City Commissioners support and encourages the personal growth and continued education of its staff.