Every Indiana Clerk and Clerk-Treasurer, before assuming his or her duties, must offer an oath to uphold the Constitution of the United States and the State of Indiana. What does this all mean? Participants will experience a survey of American Government fostering greater understanding of the relationship and interdependence of the national, state, and local governments in the USA, exploring concepts such as federalism, separation of powers, checks and balances, and related seminal democratic ideas. A discussion and examination of key US and state constitutional provisions will also be featured to assist in Indiana Clerks and Clerk-Treasurers to more fully appreciate their place in American government.
Michael Griffin, Clerk-Treasurer, Highland