The University of Tennessee recently designated Wilson County Circuit Court Clerk Debbie Moss as a Certified Public Administrator at a capstone event at Montgomery Bell State Park.
To achieve the designation, a participant must complete 80 credit hours in the County Officials Certificate Training Program (COCTP). The program is administered by the UT County Technical Assistance Service (CTAS), an agency of the statewide UT Institute for Public Service.
"This is a unique program that offers a broad spectrum of training to county officials and employees to provide them with the knowledge to better serve their constituents," CTAS Executive Director Robin Roberts said.
Each course in the program is designed to aid county government officials in performing their jobs and efficiently administering county services. Classroom topics include ethics, fire insurance ratings, finance, records management, proactive leadership and information technology proficiency.
"Some courses are tailored for a specific office, while others cover general managerial and governmental functions," Roberts noted. "The entire program is designed for practicality and to build skills the officials need every day to better serve their constiuents."