COLUMBUS – Sandi Perry was one of 30 Ohio court professionals to receive national certification as a Certified Court Manager during a Nov. 18, 2016 ceremony at the Ohio Supreme Court.
Perry is the court administrator for the Champaign County Common Pleas Court, General Division.
“Champaign County is fortunate to have such a skilled court administrator in Sandi Perry and we are proud of her accomplishment,” said Champaign County Judge Nick A. Selvaggio. “Over the past several years, Sandi has used what she learned in her Supreme Court training program to help me identify areas in our judicial system that could be more efficiently designed and operated. These improvements have resulted in hundreds of thousands of dollars in savings to the county.
“Sandi’s contributions to our judicial system and continued questioning of the status quo has not only elevated our internal efficiencies, but further raised my expectations of what can be accomplished through analytical effort and hard work,” Selvaggio added.
According to information on the Court News Ohio website, Ohio now employs more than 300 certified court managers working in courts statewide.
Offered through a partnership between the Ohio Supreme Court’s Judicial College and the National Center for State Courts’ Institute for Court Management since 2002, the Court Management Program addresses specific training needs of court leaders. Each court professional attained the credential by completing a three-year program of courses, including the purposes and responsibilities of courts, caseflow management and court performance standards.
Ohio is among a handful of states that bring this training program to court professionals so that traveling out-of-state isn’t necessary.
Participants represent all jurisdictions and regions of the state and include court administrators, elected and appointed clerks, chief probation officers and other court staff in management positions. Supreme Court Justice Sharon L. Kennedy offered her congratulations, as did Supreme Court Administrative Director Michael L. Buenger during a graduation ceremony at the Thomas J. Moyer Ohio Judicial Center.