A city treasurer search committee consisting of people who do not work for the city, met for the first time Friday. Committee members say they are looking for someone who will be in charge of finance, investments, accounting, payroll, purchasing, risk management and internal audits. In other words, someone who is highly qualified and trustworthy. "I would like to see the person be a certified public accountant. I would like it to be someone with fair amount of experience within the governing sector and outside the governing sector," said Chairman Mike Cunningham.
In 1984, city council eliminated the position of treasurer and passed the duties to the Director of Finance.
Here's a list of the people on the committee appointed by Mayor Marc McDougal.
City Manager Bob Cass oversees the committee. The committee's next meeting is set for January sixth. They hope to hire someone by June.