Clickner Awarded Recertification in Economic Development Designation
Posted by Lake Superior Community Partnership on January 9, 2017
Marquette – Amy Clickner, Lake Superior Community Partnership CEO, has been awarded re-certification by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC). Clickner first achieved the Certified Economic Developer designation in 2010. CEcD recertification is required every three years to those who meet the demanding requirements for continuing education and service to the profession.
“The LSCP board believes strongly in making sure our staff has the resources, training and education necessary to provide high end business development services for our region,” commented LSCP Chairman, Dennis Smith. “The CEcD is a highly regarded national certification and we are proud to house two within our organization.”
With nearly 20 years of economic development experience, Clickner has worked for the LSCP since the organization’s inception in 1998, was the first full time employee and first CEO. In addition to her CEcD status, she is a Certified Fundraising Manager (CFM) through the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University. She is newly elected president of the Michigan Economic Developers Association (MEDA), she serves on the IEDC board and on the IEDC Planning and Business Development Committee, is the incoming chairman of Economic Development Research Partners (EDRP), vice chairman of the Northern Michigan Chamber Alliance (NMCA) and serves on the West End Health Foundation Board. She is a graduate of Ferris State University and Northern Michigan University.
“The CEcD certification is a point of pride for all of the people who have taken the exam and completed the steps toward certification,” said Jeffrey Finkle, IEDC President and CEO. “I can attest that if somebody is certified, they clearly have a strong knowledge of the field of economic development.”
As highly skilled economic development practitioners, Clickner and over 1,000 other Certified Economic Developers work with public officials, business leaders and community members to create and retain high-quality jobs, establish economic vibrancy, and improve quality of life for the people they serve.