“Life is about learning,” said South Dundas mayor Steven Byvelds, “I always encourage people to look for opportunities to further their education.”
Byvelds congratulated Brenda Brunt, clerk for South Dundas, on her recent achievement of the Certified Municipal Officer (CMO) designation.
“For you to achieve the CMO designation is great for you and for South Dundas,” said Byvelds. “Please continue to keep up the good work that you do.”
To apply for the CMO, Brunt had to first be a member-in-good-standing with AMCTO (the Association of Municipal Managers, Clerks and Treasurers of Ontario), complete the Municipal Administration Program, and be employed by a municipality for at least three years.
Brunt qualified for Certified Municipal Officer status by demonstrating proficiency in the following key areas: municipal knowledge, management, leadership, communication skills, and human resources.
She pointed out that “the CMO is widely known and recognized in the municipal world.”
“The CMO designation process is a huge undertaking but once attained, you feel a sense of achievement and self-worth.”
Brunt will need to recertify every five years.