Skidmore certified financial officer

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Harriman City Clerk Angela Skidmore was among the 175 municipal finance officers recently awarded the Certified Municipal Finance Officers certificate Feb. 22 in Nashville.

The program requirements were completed by 216 finance officers, city recorders, city managers and mayors.

“MTAS would like to express our sincere congratulations to this class of Certified Municipal Finance Officers,” said Jim Thomas, executive director University of Tennessee Municipal Technical Advisory Service.

“We applaud each individual’s commitment to the program and are very proud of their achievements,” he added. “The purpose of this program is to advance the knowledge and skills required of municipal finance officers in today’s complex financial environment.”

Skidmore completed a two-year program of 11 courses covering eight different topics, and she passed an exam for each course.

Speakers at the ceremony included Thomas; Justin P. Wilson, Comptroller of the Treasury; Director of Local Government Audit Jim Arnette; and UT Institute for Public Service Assistant Vice President Chuck Shoopman.

The CMFO program was developed after the state legislature passed a law that required certain municipal finance officers to be certified.

MTAS worked with assistance from and review by the Tennessee Comptroller’s Office to develop the program objectives and content.