MACHESNEY PARK (WIFR) -- On Wednesday, September 25, 2013, Machesney Park Village Clerk Lori Mitchell was elected President of the Municipal Clerks of Illinois at its Annual Meeting in Springfield. Lori will represent the approximate 1,300 Municipal Clerks throughout Illinois during her tenure as MCI President. Mitchell said, “As an officer of MCI, building relationships and mentoring each other, along with increasing our knowledge base, has always been my foremost goal. That objective will be re-doubled as I continue to serve as MCI President.”
About MCI: In 1965, a group of Clerks attending an Illinois Municipal League Clerk’s Workshop initiated our State Organization – Municipal Clerks of Illinois (MCI). The immediate goal of the organization was to pursue State legislation that would upgrade the professional and educational opportunities for the Municipal Clerks. By 1967, legislation had been approved entitling the Governor to appoint three Clerks to consult with the Trustees of the University of Illinois to plan the Clerks' Training Institute held in 1976 at the University of Illinois. Since that time, collaborative educational opportunities have improved tremendously. In addition, the relationship with the International Institute of Municipal Clerks (IIMC) has provided Illinois Municipal Clerks the opportunity to participate in education and networking with clerks throughout the world.
Today, MCI membership is sought by clerks throughout Illinois and the certification of Registered Municipal Clerk (RMC), Certified Municipal Clerk (CMC) and Master Municipal Clerk (MMC) bring a level of respect to the Municipal Clerk unsurpassed by many other municipal offices. Lori has achieved each of those certifications and brings Machesney Park residents a wealth of knowledge about the important role of municipal government. She looks forward to leading MCI during the next year.