Ohio Municipal Clerks Association


The Ohio Municipal Clerks Association advances the municipal clerk profession through education, networking and member benefits, which establishes clerks as experts in their field and leaders in the communities they serve.


Dear Member,

Welcome to the Ohio Municipal Clerks Association!

I am excited to begin this journey with you as you embrace everything the Ohio Municipal Clerks Association has to offer.  You join over 300 other individuals throughout the State who share your enthusiasm and commitment to your career, profession and your municipality.  The Ohio Municipal Clerks Association (OMCA) serves as a compass in the advancement of the Municipal Clerk profession through education, networking and mentoring.  This dedication is imperative in establishing your role as the Municipal Clerk and as being an expert in the field and a leader in the community which you serve. 

Membership provides you with many benefits including exceptional educational offerings through various opportunities to include the Annual Institute each July, One-day Academies and Athenian Dialogues.  Through a coordinated relationship with Kent State University, all of our education and training sessions are developed to ensure our members are receiving the most up-to-date training for our complex and changing field.  Check out the newsletter, the OMCA website (www.omca.us) and our Facebook page for updates regarding training dates and locations!

While on the website, you will find the latest news, and outreach resources.  The website also contains a member’s only section that includes a Clerks manual, legislation library, and email tool that allows members to connect across the state!

Our theme for this year is, “It’s All About the Journey!”  Throughout our educational sessions, we will continue to delve deeper into the role of the Municipal Clerk, but it is my hope that you will also learn something about yourself!  As President of the Ohio Municipal Clerks Association, it is my desire that you truly embrace this journey and participate in everything OMCA has to offer!  I look forward to meeting you at an upcoming OMCA event!   

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me.  I am always glad to help!


Janice M. Bates, MMC -OMCA President