Atoka Tax Clerk Receives Municipal Finance Certification
 
Posted on Tuesday January 28, 2014
 
Atoka Tax Clerk Juanita Ayers was among a group of approximately 70 municipal finance personnel who completed the Certified Municipal Finance Officers (CMFO) education requirements in 2013. Each CMFO completed 11 courses covering eight different topics and successfully passed 11 exams demonstrating their understanding of the various functions of municipal financial operations.
 
Atoka Tax Clerk Juanita Ayers was among a group of approximately 70 municipal finance personnel who completed the Certified Municipal Finance Officers (CMFO) education requirements in 2013. Each CMFO completed 11 courses covering eight different topics and successfully passed 11 exams demonstrating their understanding of the various functions of municipal financial operations.

The CMFO program was developed after the state legislature passed a law in 2007 that required certain municipal finance officers to be certified. The UT Municipal Technical Advisory Service (MTAS) worked in partnership with the State of Tennessee Comptroller’s Office to develop the program objectives and content. MTAS is charged with development and delivery of the coursework and testing and the Comptroller’s Office is charged with official certification and continuing education compliance. This certification program is at the forefront of programs nationwide that focuses on the role of the municipal finance officer. Tennessee now has nearly 400 certified municipal finance officers.

"MTAS would like to express our sincere congratulations to this class of Certified Municipal Finance Officers (CMFOs)," said MTAS Executive Director Jim Thomas. "We applaud each individual’s commitment to the program and are very proud of their achievements. The purpose of this program is to advance the knowledge and skills required of municipal finance officers in today’s complex financial environment."

"The Town of Atoka congratulates Juanita on achieving her CMFO certification," said Mayor W. Daryl Walker. "These types of classes only help to strengthen the solid municipal practices that our citizens have come to expect from their town government."

Ayers becomes Atoka's second Certified Municipal Finance Officer. Town Recorder Debbie Pickard received her certification in 2012.
 

 
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