City Clerks and Municipal Finance Officers Association

CCMFOA History

CCMFOA History

What does the CCMFOA do?

Founded in 1950, the City Clerks and Municipal Finance Officers Association of Kansas is a professional organization dedicated to promoting responsive and responsible government. The CCMFOA provides a comprehensive support network of professional development resources and education opportunities for the benefit of its members and the communities they serve; encouraging competency, integrity, efficiency and accountability in the delivery of local government services.

CCMFOA Partnership with Wichita State University

CCMFOA has partnered with Wichita State University’s Public Policy and Management Center to ensure accreditation of their professional development. Through this partnership Paula Downs serves as the Education Director for CCMFOA. The PPMC has a long partnership with CCMFOA and has been delivering planning and development services for the CCMFOA Institute, Academy, Annual Conference and other professional development opportunities for over 30 years. The PPMC has provided board support, financial management, membership development and operational support for the Association since 2022.

Meet the Board

2024 CCMFOA Officers

Denise Duerksen
Denise DuerksenPresident
City Clerk
City of Newton
Alicia Hidalgo
Alicia HidalgoVice President
City Clerk
City of Liberal
Jami Downing
Jami DowningSecretary
City Administrator/Clerk
City of Stafford
Eric Strimple
Eric StrimpleTreasurer
Assistant City Clerk
City of Olathe
Heather N. Hillegeist
Heather N. HillegeistPast President
City Clerk
City of Lincoln Center


The By-Laws represents specific text in the duly adopted and documented policies and procedures of the Association.  The By-Laws may be amended at any regular or special meetings of the Association. Parliamentary authority is Roberts Rules of Order.

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Public Policy & Management Center
Paula Downs, Talent and Professional Services Manager

The Public Policy & Management Center supports clerk education through a partnership that provides an Education Director and support services for the City Clerks and Municipal Finance Officers Association of Kansas.  Please feel free to reach out to for questions regarding training opportunities and clerk certification.