Union City’s city manager earns CMFO certification
Posted: Tuesday, February 15, 2011 6:01 pm
NASHVILLE — Union City city manager Kathy Dillon was among more than 90 municipal finance officers statewide awarded Certified Municipal Finance Officers certificates recently in Nashville.
The graduating class in-cluded 97 individuals representing 86 cities and one utility district.
They completed a two-year program that consisted of 11 courses covering eight different topics and passed an exam for each course.
The CMFO certification was awarded to each individual by Justin P. Wilson, comptroller of the treasury. Speakers at the ceremony included Wilson, Director of Municipal Audit Dennis Dycus, UT Vice President of Public Service Mary Jinks and UT Municipal Technical Advisory Service (MTAS) Finance and Accounting Consultant Dick Phebus.
The CMFO program was developed after the state legislature passed a law requiring certain municipal finance officers to be certified. MTAS worked with assistance from and review by the state Comptroller’s Office to develop objectives and content.
“MTAS would like to express our sincere congratulations to the first class of Certified Municipal Finance Officers (CMFOs),” MTAS Executive Director Steve Thompson said. “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.”