The Alabama Public Personnel Administrators Association (AAPPA) and the Government and Economic Development Institute at Auburn University announced on July 24, 2020 that Courtney Clements, Director of Safety/ Insurance/ HR for the Elmore County Commission has met all the requirements to be designated an Alabama Certified Risk Management Specialist. Ms. Clements joins a select group of 44 Alabama risk administrators throughout the State with this distinction. Mr. Mike Lewis, President of the Alabama Public Personnel Association, said “County leaders are to be commended for supporting Ms. Clements’ efforts to complete this structured and tested professional development program. They recognize that all of the citizens of the State of Alabama benefit from quality services provided by highly motivated and well-trained county employees like Courtney Clements.”
Graduates of the program must complete five courses of detailed practical and applied tested course work involving all aspects of risk management.
According to Julia Heflin, the Training Program Manager of the Government and Economic Development Institute at Auburn University and administrator of the program, “Ms. Clements’ achievement underscores a strong commitment and dedication to public service in our State and the commitment of the Elmore County Commission is to the betterment and improvements of government in Alabama.”
Elmore County Commission Chairman Troy Stubbs expounded on the accomplishment by Ms. Clements stating, ” We are very proud of Courtney’s accomplishment. Her focus on her work and the employees she serves is a great example of what we as Commissioners desire throughout the county workforce.”
Due to the pandemic, the Certification will be mailed to Ms. Clements and a special ceremony will be held during the annual conference of the Association in Mobile, Alabama on July 28-30, 2021.