Wednesday, July 12, 2017

“Welcome Finance Director, Marie Elianor”.

FYI: The blog post following this one has news and notes from the City Commission Budget Workshop last night.

Now that we’re fully into another budget season here in the City. . .

Let’s re-introduce Marie Elianor, the City of Lake Worth’s Finance Director.
An article on the City’s website from March 8th, 2016.

The City of Lake Worth is pleased to announce the appointment of Finance Director, Marie Elianor. Marie is an experienced Florida leader who has worked her entire career at various local and county governments and she’s excited to continue her work in Lake Worth. For Marie, the new position brings new challenges and new opportunities.
“This is my first experience working with electric utilities,” she said. “That’s something I find very interesting and I’m eager to work with the electric department.”
Marie previously worked for the City of Lauderdale Lakes in Broward County. Lauderdale Lakes was in a financial crisis when Marie took over the Financial Services Department. Through proper budgeting and timely financial reporting the City was able to reverse their deficit trends during Marie’s tenure.
     Marie joins Lake Worth at a critical time of year for a finance department – the beginning of the budget development process. Skills that Marie has honed over the years will be put to good use:
  • Streamlining processes.
  • Increasing accountability.
  • Adding transparency.
These will help the City maintain fiscal sustainability and ensure that the City is providing the best value for the services it provides.