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2019 Program:
October 8-12, 2019

Tuesday - 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Wednesday and Thursday - 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Friday - 8 a.m.-noon
Saturday - 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

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Join us for the 43rd Annual Virginia Municipal Clerks Association (VMCA) Institutes and Academy.

In partnership with the International Institute for Municipal Clerks (IIMC) and the Virginia Municipal Clerks Association (VMCA), the VCU Office of Continuing and Professional Education offers a rigorous continuing education program for IIMC members and associate members.

The IIMC-approved Institutes and Academy program provides administrators who serve a Legislative Government Body (LGB) the tools required to make sure that public meetings, public records, elections and special projects operate smoothly. The IIMC will assign points to our Institute and Academy education contact hours (one point per two hours). You can use these pre-approved hours toward your Certified Municipal Clerk or Master Municipal Clerk credential designation.

Who should attend?

The VMCA Institutes and Academy are designed for municipal clerks and aspiring municipal clerks working in Virginia. Clerks from other states are welcome to participate, although laws regarding document retention, Freedom of Information Act, and Conflict of Interest laws may vary from state to state. If you have questions whether the VMCA Institutes and Academy would be beneficial to you, please contact the IIMC Institute Director for Virginia,  Jennifer Sisane at or (804) 827-1923 to explore your options.

2019 Location

Holiday Inn & Suites North Beach, Virginia Beach, VA

VCU established a lodging block for the Institutes and Academy at the government rate of $99 per night plus applicable taxes through September 13, 2019. Reservations could be made online at the Holiday Inn & Suites North Beach in Virginia Beach registration link. For those wishing to arrive early or stay for the weekend beyond the Institutes & Academy, central reservations at 1-866-456-3446 assisted with the special rate.

Complimentary parking was available.

Cancellation policy

Cancellations received on or before September 1, 2019, received a refund of the registration fee minus an administrative fee of $50. Cancellations had to be received via email at No refunds were given after September 1, 2019.

In the unlikely event that this annual program is cancelled or postponed due to insufficient enrollments or unforeseen circumstances, the university will fully refund registration fees, but cannot be held responsible for any other expenses, including change or cancellation charges to include but not limited to airlines, hotels, travel agencies, or other organizations.

Transfer policy

You could transfer your registration to a different person if requested in writing via email at by September 1, 2019.  The participant must have met all prerequisites or qualifications required by the program and complete an online registration.

Please contact Jennifer Sisane at 804-827-1923 or with all questions or special needs.

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