NEMCI&A Handbook

​Please read the handbook in its entirety, it contains a plethora of helpful information...

NEMCI&A Testimonials

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Plymouth State University

​Navigate to the Plymouth State University website to learn more about the location you will be staying...

New England Municipal Clerks' Institute & Academy

IIMC Athenian Leadership Society Informational Guide

The Athenian Leadership Society is an advanced IIMC Leadership Development Program...

IIMC Education and Certification Program

​The CMC program is designed to enhance the job performance of the Clerk in small and large municipalities...

What is an Athenian Dialogue?

The premise of this program is the idea that clerks are leaders in very profound yet subtle ways...

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Come and learn and grow with us at nemcia ~ July 8 - 14, 2017

Join us on the campus of Plymouth State University to attend the 2017 New England Municipal Clerks' Institute and Academy.  


It will be the best decision you have ever made to further your professional and personal growth.


If you have not had the opportunity, now is the time to experience NEMCI&A! 



The Institute is open to all City and Town Clerks, Deputy or Assistant Clerks, as well as their staff in the United States and Canada. Clerks, Deputies, Assistants and Clerk's staff are given first preference for attendance. Other municipal employees may attend pending space availability. To be eligible for certification, participants must attend all classes.

the students

Your fellow students will be your professional counterparts from large and small communities. Together you will exchange concerns, problems, solutions and even some hilarious laughs. From this sharing, warm and lasting friendships will emerge. The graduation ceremony, reception and banquet will be held on Thursday evening, providing yet another opportunity for sharing the professional pride that comes with professional development.

Our graduates

We want to congratulate the class of 2016 for successful completion of the Institute Program. Names of past graduates are posted on the New England site

The campus

Plymouth State University's campus is in Plymouth, NH with up-to-date classrooms and facilities. The staff of the University joins the New England Municipal Clerks' Institute and Academy (NEMCI&A) in providing you with ideal opportunities to study, learn and share experiences with colleagues from many states as you sit in classes with some of the greatest teachers available.

the community

Located in central New Hampshire at the gateway to the White Mountains and the Lakes Region in the quaint town of Plymouth, Plymouth State University (PSU) is within minutes of ski resorts, lakes, and parks and only two hours from Boston. PSU offers much in the way of entertainment and relaxation.

What is iimc certification?

A CMC (Certified Municipal Clerk) certification is a distinction granted by the International Institute of Municipal Clerks to Clerks who have completed three years of full attendance at a recognized Institute (such as NEMCI) and/or fulfilled other educational and non-educational requirements. You must also have been a member of IIMC for a minimum of two years to qualify for your CMC certification. A MMC (Master Municipal Clerk) certification recognizes high level achievements beyond the attainment of CMC designation. This is the highest designation issued by IIMC and is granted to clerks who have completed IIMC's MMCA (Master municipal Clerk's Academy). This is an extensive program which has a rigorous educational component, a professional and social contribution component, and a commitment to lifelong learning. The Academy offers an opportunity to pursue this MMC designation through professional development and personal growth. For further information on CMC or MMC, contact IIMC at