Tyler McCullough, Trustee of Grundy County, recently attended the annual meeting of the National Association of County Collectors, Treasurers, and Finance Officers (NACCTFO) in Columbus, Ohio, completing professional coursework in public policy administration. McCullough completed the certification program and will be given the distinguished honor of finance officer in Nashville at the Opryland Hotel. The conference included education courses in policy and management, offered by the Public Policy Administration program at the University of Missouri-St. Louis (UMSL), as part of their Chancellor’s Certificate program and in partnership with NACCTFO.
“Our Chancellor’s Certificate program allows NACCTFO members to learn about cutting-edge practices, and share their experiences,” said Dr. Deborah Balser, Associate Professor, and Director of the Public Policy Administration program at UMSL. “Members come away from these sessions with valuable ideas to implement in their own offices.” The education program included a peer-to-peer session, plus education sessions on cybersecurity, and employee training.
“McCullough’s participation in these sessions demonstrates his commitment to carefully manage scarce county resources.”
“I would like to say it is a true honor and blessing from God to be able to continue my education and be able to bring more skills and added knowledge to the office of Grundy County Trustee,” McCullough stated. “I would like to thank the State Association for giving me the opportunity to achieve these accomplishments.”
McCullough stated that it was an all-inclusive paid trip by the State Trustees Association.