Greater Columbia Business Monthly July 2013 : Page 10

quarterly UPDATE BY REBA HULL CAMPBELL, DEPUTY EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, MUNICIPAL ASSOCIATION OF SC PHOTOGRAPH BY KIMBERLY CAMPBELL Local Officials Learning From Peers and Training Programs Left to right: Reba Campbell, deputy executive director, Municipal Assn of SC; Lexington Mayor Randy Halfacre and Sonya Lee, accountant for the Town of Lexington and past president of the SC Business License Officers Assn. L 10 | earning from peers and others in your field is the best path toward career growth and professional success. However, for individuals who have chosen local government as their career, finding profes-sional development offerings may sometimes be difficult given the specific nature of many government jobs. Training municipal officials is one of the major roles of the Municipal Association of SC. From training for business licensing professionals to utility billing clerks and finance officers to IT staff, the Association is a one-stop shop for employees who work in city government to get specialized training in their individual job areas. Nine affiliate organizations run by the Municipal Association target specific job functions within cities. Members of these affiliate organizations can participate in professional development opportunities, receive credentials in their profession, and network with their peers around the state. The Association also offers an affiliate organiza-tion for mayors in the state. The Municipal Finance Officers, Clerks and Treasurers JULY 2013 COLUMBIABUSINESSMONTHLY.COM

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