Shannon R. Hoskins earned the designation of Master Municipal Clerk recently, which is awarded by the International Institute of Municipal Clerks, Inc.

The International Institute of Municipal Clerks grants the Master Municipal Clerk designation only to those municipal clerks who complete demanding education requirements; and who have a record of significant contributions to their local government, their community and state, a release said. Hoskins currently serves as the deputy clerk for the City of Carrollton, Ky.

In light of the speed and drastic nature of change these days, lifelong learning is not only desirable, it is necessary for all in local government to keep pace with growing demands and changing needs of the citizens we serve, International Institute of Municipal Clerks President Brenda Cirtin said in the release.

The International Institute of Municipal Clerks, founded in 1947, has 10,300 members throughout the United States, Canada and 15 other countries, and the mission of this global non-profit corporation is to enhance the education opportunities and professional development of its diverse membership.