domingo, julio 14

Yuma County Election Staff Receive National Recognition

YUMA, Arizona- Tiffany Anderson, Election Services Director, Kika Guzman, Election Services Coordinator, and Sarah Howard, Voter Services Coordinator for Yuma County will be designated as Certified Elections/Registration Administrators (CERA), the highest professional achievement for election officials in the country.
CERA designation is achieved only through a multi-year course of study taught by the Auburn University’s Master in Public Administration (MPA) faculty, Auburn, Alabama and conducted by the Election Center’s Professional Education Program. The intent of the program is to professionalize the management of voter registration and elections administration in promoting and preserving public trust in the democratic process.
“This is the highest designation available to elections and voter registration officials,” said Tim Mattice, director of the Center. This graduating class of 85 election professionals totals 1,420 election officials and election vendors who have achieved the CERA/CERV status. This is an outstanding accomplishment.”
“It is a measure of their dedication to making democracy work in Yuma County and to exemplify the very best in their service to your citizens,” Mattice said. “It takes an unusual commitment to have several people within an office pursue a demanding and challenging educational program. It also assures Yuma County that the very best in management techniques, technologies and processes will be implemented.”
The Professional Education Program is sponsored by the Election Center, a non-profit association of voter registrars, elections administrators and providers of election services throughout America and the U.S Territories. Its membership is comprised of township, city, county and state elections officials and other election related organizations. The Center’s primary purpose is to promote and support continuous improvement in the administration of elections and voter registration through research, professional education, conferences, networking and consulting. Professional Education Program participants receive continuing education credit from Auburn University as well as professional training credits from the Election Center.