Education & Events

Educational Philosophy of CCAC

The primary goal of CCAC is to actively promote the continuing education and professional development of Municipal Clerks through extensive education programs, certification, publications, networking, annual conferences, and research opportunities. From offering entry-level training on Municipal Clerk's duties at the Nuts & Bolts Seminars to mastering the profession through the Master Municipal Clerk Academy, CCAC is dedicated to providing you with resources to assist in your professional growth as a Municipal Clerk. We offer scholarship opportunities for our educational offerings and have an extensive Mentoring Program designed to support you through the process of achieving Certified Municipal Clerk accreditation with the International Institute of Municipal Clerks (IIMC).   

Please click on any title to view the educational program offerings and resources.

April Sousa, CMC
Professional Development Director
Board Secretary / Administrative Assistant, McKinleyville Community Services District
(707) 839-3251
email: [email protected]

Educational Offerings

CCAC Annual Conference
Athenian Leadership Society Dialogues
Master Municipal Clerk Academy (MMCA)
Nuts & Bolts Seminar
Technical Training for Clerks (TTC)
New Law & Elections Seminar


Mentoring Program
Tracking Forms


Please view the Events Calendar for additional information and current session dates of educational offerings.

ICMA Coaching Program Outreach Partner

CCAC has joined the ICMA Coaching Program as an Outreach Partner.  Now our members have direct access to ICMA career coaching services, webinars, publications, and a library of resources to broaden our professional knowledge, free of cost. The International City & County Management Association (ICMA) offers the Coaching Program to all local government employees as a professional development resource.  Any CCAC member or any employee in their department or agency may participate, and participants in the Coaching Program are not required to be ICMA members.

ICMA Coaching Program services include:

One-to-one career coaching services from a national network of 300+ coaches of various disciplines. Coaches can help you chart a path in local government, find the information you need, and guide you to the answers that are right for you to difficult career questions. Coaching offers value for people at any stage in their careers by providing you with the opportunity to see your situation and opportunities from a fresh perspective.

Live Webinars spotlighting best practices on key topics from local government professionals throughout the U.S. and a library of archived video recordings and extensive presentation materials with examples from dozens of sessions available in a convenient online library--delivering you "professional development in a box"--when you want it and where you want it.

Career Compass advice columns that address critical career issues.

Career Stories of ICMA leaders and rising stars offering career insights and tips.

Other outreach partners in California include the League of California Cities, California Special Districts Association, Municipal Management Associations of Northern California and Southern California, California Parks and Recreation Society, CALAFCO, County Personnel Administrators of California, and County Executives Association of California.

Visit the ICMA website for more details on how to participate in this exciting program.