The New York State Town Clerks Association (NYSTCA) is an organization dedicated to promoting the professional development of Town Clerks across the State as administrative leaders. Town Clerks and their Deputies are offered encouragement, specialized assistance and continuing education relative to professional and personal improvement.
The NYSTCA Annual Conference is a worthwhile four day commitment from the personal and professional routine that provides an opportunity for education that enables clerks to better serve their boards and community.
Traditionally, some governments consistently under invest in training and employee development. Attending annual conferences is viewed as one means of encouraging decision makers to take the training function more seriously. Thus increasing knowledge that is translated into better job performance, education ensures that clerks possess levels of competence. By interacting with other professionals in a carefully crafted educational setting, municipal clerks should gain valuable insights and understanding. This promotes the formation of a professional identity, fosters agreement on basic values and provides an opportunity to be surrounded with fellow clerks. While some Towns service a constituency of hundreds, others service hundreds of thousands, but all Town Clerks are responsible to provide the same services.
For these reasons, NYSTCA offers scholarships for attendance both at the NYSTCA Annual Conference and the International Institute of Municipal Clerks (IIMC) program. A number of $400 scholarships are awarded each year for the NYSTCA Annual Conference, including a $500 Margaret Lamoree Founders scholarship. Scholarships of $400 each are also awarded for attendance at an accredited IIMC training school. Please check with your local town clerk association for additional scholarships.