Treat of the Day: Brazos Co. elections admin earns prestigious certification

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BRAZOS COUNTY, Tex. - Brazos County Elections Administrator Trudy Hancock received her designation as a Certified Elections/Registration Administrator on Tuesday in New Orleans.

The CERA designation is the highest professional achievement for elections officials. It is achieved only through a multi-year course of study conducted by The Election Center’s Professional Education Program and completion of twelve core courses taught by the Master’s in Public Administration faculty of Auburn University.

“Brazos County is fortunate to have Trudy working for us,” says Brazos County Judge Duane Peters. “Her dedication to her profession reflects her dedication to the citizens of this county. Because of Trudy’s continuing education, the election process for Brazos County voters is in good hands.”

Hancock is one of 58 professionals in this graduating class. The intent of the program is to professionalize the management of voter registration and elections administration.

Hancock began her career in elections in the Robertson County Clerk’s Office, and served as the Robertson County Elections Administrator until June of 2016 when she became the first Elections Administrator for Brazos County.

The Election Center is a non-profit association of voter registrars and elections administrators throughout America. The Center’s primary purpose is education for local and state voter registrars and elections officials to promote and improve the democratic process.