DRESDEN (July 1) – Weakley County Government officials say they are proud to announce three of the courthouse staff have earned the designation of Certified Public Administrator from the University of Tennessee Institute for Public Service, through the County Technical Assistance Service and in cooperation with the County Officials Association of Tennessee and the Tennessee County Services Association.
The recipients are Christina Oliver, deputy clerk in the County Clerk’s office; Lisa Odle, deputy clerk in the Assessor of Property’s office; and Tina Higgs, deputy clerk in the Register of Deeds’ office.
The County Officials Certificate Training Program (COCTP) is a comprehensive training program designed to provide specialized, office-specific, technical, administrative, managerial, and leadership training to elected officials and their staff. The goal of this specialized training is to help officials run their offices more efficiently and effectively – crucial for both elected officials and their staff.
CTAS’ mission is to promote better county government through direct assistance to county officials and their associations. To that end, graduates of COCTP obtain a thorough knowledge of county government and become designated as Certified Public Administrators.
To complete the requirements of COCTP, one must complete the following: four Core classes, 40 credits of electives, a passing score of 70 percent or higher earned on the County Government Overview Exam, a passing score of 70 percent or higher earned on the Exit Exam, and full attendance at the three-day Capstone event.