Clerk awarded IIMC certification




From left are Ashlei Hawley, administrative assistant to the clerk; Clerk Kathy Funk; Deputy Clerk Angie Thygesen; and Economic Enhancement Director Tracey Tucker. Photo provided

From left are Ashlei Hawley, administrative assistant to the clerk; Clerk Kathy Funk; Deputy Clerk Angie Thygesen; and Economic Enhancement Director Tracey Tucker. Photo provided

FLINT TWP. — Flint Township Clerk Kathy fund has been awarded the International Institute of Municipal Clerks’ designation of certified municipal clerk.

County Commissioner Kim Courts presented Funk with a plaque at Monday’s Flint Township Board of Trustees meeting.

Courts said the three-year course is very demanding with weeklong sessions that run from morning until evening. She said there is a series of accomplishments that must be achieved before clerks can enter the program, including academics, work experiences and accreditations.

“This is not a mandated course,” Courts said. “It’s something a dedicated clerk chooses to do to grow personally and professionally for herself and for the community that she represents. I knew with no doubt in my mind that she would accomplish this because Clerk Funk is a unique lady, smart, enjoys her job and knows what she’s doing. Flint Township is very fortunate to have her.”

Funk thanked Courts, her husband, her deputies and elections workers.

“Actually, it was the day I walked in after the election, and Kim looked at me and said, ‘You gotta get your CMC,’ so I signed up that day,” Funk said.

IIMC grants the CMC designation only to those municipal clerks who complete demanding education requirements and who have a record of significant contributions to their local government, community and state.