Newly Certified City Clerks

Encouraging professional development is one way cities can support their employees in providing excellence in governance and service delivery to residents. Congratulations to the following city clerks for achieving the designation of:

  • Minnesota Certified Municipal Clerk (MCMC), reflecting completion of extensive education programs and complete pertinent experience in a municipality.
  • Certified Municipal Clerk (CMC), for additional work above the MCMC, the International Institute of Municipal Clerks (IIMC) grants this internationally recognized title.
  • Master Municipal Clerk (MMC), demonstrating preparation to perform more complex municipal duties after completing an extensive and rigorous educational component, and professional and social contribution components.
  • Athenian Leadership Society Fellow (IIMC Athenian Fellow), for completing 10 IIMC Athenian Dialogue events, which are full-day conversations that explore leadership principles and practice. A Dialogue focuses on helping municipal clerks develop critical thinking skills and increase their leadership ability. (Learn more about the IIMC Athenian Leadership Society.)


  • Valerie Alsaker, Benson
  • Heather Anderson, North Mankato
  • Norma Anderson, Center City
  • Lisa Baird, Plymouth
  • Kym Christiansen, Battle Lake
  • Gina Ellingson, Henning
  • Glori French, Detroit Lakes
  • Jeanie Heinecke, Corcoran
  • Kristi Henderson, Ada
  • Joan Jauss, Town of Rice
  • Robert Joehnck, Balaton
  • Rhonda Klapperich, Ostrander
  • Monica Muchow, Le Sueur
  • Tammy Pfaff, Isle
  • Laurie Schell, Barnesville
  • Kathleen Summer, Alexandria
  • Alana Tyson, Sandstone


  • Kris Luedke, Hopkins
  • Jenny Hazelton, Winthrop
  • Kari Schreck, Lake City


  • Daniel Buchholz, Spring Lake Park
  • Dorie LaShomb, Cohasset
  • Krista Okerman, Jenkins
  • Linda Rappe, Kasson

IIMC Athenian Fellow

  • Melissa Barker, MMC, Independence
  • Audra Etzel, CMC, Rockford
  • Debra Mangen, MMC, Edina
  • Shari Moore, MMC, St. Paul
  • Krista Okerman, MMC, Jenkins
  • Linda Rappe, MMC, Kasson