The Town recently announced the hiring of Kellie Adams as our new Chief Financial Officer. Kellie will start on April 11, and I am thrilled to welcome her to our team. Kellie has over 15 years of finance experience and was previously the controller for the Indiana Department of Administration. She also served in the capacity of CFO for the Indiana Archives and Records Administration and the Public Access Counselor. She previously worked for the state legislature as part of the Budget Committee. Also noteworthy, Kellie is a Zionsville resident. I am proud that many of our Town employees are Zionsville residents and bring with them the honor and privilege of working for their town. Many of us have a deep sense of pride for Zionsville and that is reflected in the day-to-day work we do.
Kellie’s hiring came after an extensive hiring process for this position. While this search was underway, our small but mighty Finance Department worked hard to submit year-end financials to the state. The Indiana Gateway for Government Units is the public portal for local units of government to submit required data to the State of Indiana, as well as a public access tool for citizens. You can view the 2021 Town of Zionsville annual financial report, plus financial reports from previous years, on this platform.
Our switch to a new financial system has delayed monthly financial reporting. Like Town Council, I am frustrated that this has taken more time than anticipated. I am confident Kellie will step into this role with the knowledge and solutions to keep moving us forward.