City Clerks and Finance Officers who wanted to join together to improve the professionalism of their offices founded the MOCCFOA in 1951. Bylaws, a President, President-Elect, Secretary and Treasurer govern the organization. The MOCCFOA is an affiliate of the Missouri Municipal League (MML), which is located a 1727 Southridge Drive, in Jefferson City, MO 65109. The MML assists the MOCCFOA by keeping us informed of legislation, which affects our cities.
The MOCCFOA's major emphasis is the annual Educational Institute held each spring under the auspices of the Southwest Missouri State University, Springfield, Missouri's Center for Social Sciences and Public Policy Research. Educational sessions are offered to help members earn a 100-hour certificate from SMSU. Programs are offered on Personal Development, Professional Theory and Practical Application.
In addition to the Spring Institute, the MOCCFOA offers a shorter seminar each fall in conjunction with the MML Conference. Attending seminars and institutes will help you interface with municipal officials from all over Missouri. Members can also obtain answers to their immediate problems by associating with their colleagues with similar problems.
The Southwest Missouri City Clerk's and Finance Officers Association is a Division of the State Association. If you encounter a problem during the course of your job as a City Clerk or Finance Officer, all you have to do is pick up a phone, and a network of experience and expertise will be at your disposal!
Excerpt taken from the MOCCFOA Newsletter, Fall 1998