Institute Conducted by

St. Cloud State University In conjunction with the Minnesota Clerks and Finance Officers Association (Recognized April 2008)

Department Conducting Institute

Center for Continuing Studies

Program Coordinators

Gail Ruhland,  CCT, MBA, Ed.D
Director, Corporate Education and Outreach
Center for Continuing Studies | St. Cloud State
355 5th Avenue South, Welcome Center (CPW) 125, St. Cloud, MN 56301-4498
Office Phone: (320) 308-5759, Fax: (320) 308-4126
E-mail Gail Ruhland

Additional Program Contacts

Roxann Neu
Phone: (320) 308-4962 Fax: (320) 308-4126
E-mail Roxann Neu

Dates of Institute

May 3-7, 2021

With ongoing COVID limitations, the Minnesota Municipal Clerks & Finance Officer’s Association Board of Directors voted to offer an online alternative format for the Institute.   

The MMCI is a three year continuing education program, with each year consisting of a required five day, 40 hour curriculum, for a total of 120 hours of programming.

Municipal Clerk Advanced Academy

September 23-24, 2021

Thus far, the 2021 Advanced Academy will be offered in-person at The Park Event Center Complex in Waite Park, MN. The Advanced Academy consists of a 1 ½ day, 12 hour curriculum of programming. The topic is Facilitation (Parliamentary Procedure, Goalsetting, and Ethical Leadership).

Cost Breakdown of Institute/Academy

MCFOA Member Registration fee: Institute - $410 postmarked by April 8; $430 after Non-MCFOA member Registration fee: Institute - $450 postmarked by April 8; $470 after
Academy: - $195 postmarked August 21; $215 after


Not included. For Room block info see MMCI  & MCAA

Scholarships Available

Minnesota Clerks and Finance Officers Association
The IIMC Foundation

Program Scheduling

Time to graduate from the Institute: three-year program
Advanced Academy: One and a half day program annually