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Plymouth’s Clerk Recognized for Financial Management

October 7, 2013

  10/08/13 City of Plymouth Clerk-Treasurer Toni L. Hutchings received the Indiana Association of Cities and Towns’  Financial Management Award at the organization’s annual conference and exhibition in Indianapolis on Monday.

The Financial Management Award is given to a finance officer or administrator who has made outstanding achievements in fiscal management, financial recording and leadership in public service.  Hutchings, who has served as the city’s clerk-treasurer for nearly 18 years, was praised for her financial leadership. During her time in office, Plymouth has experienced remarkable financial stability and growth. Hutchings has contributed to that stability in many ways, including:  implementing electronic innovations to boost efficiency such as a biometric time clock system assuring accurate reporting of employee hours worked; identifying funding for ongoing energy savings and sustainability initiatives completed or underway at all city facilities ; and  helping to grow the city’s rainy day reserve fund to a balance of approximately $7 million.

Throughout her tenure, Hutchings has demonstrated a commitment to furthering her professional education, attaining the credentials of Indiana Accredited Municipal Clerk, Certified Municipal Clerk, and Certified Public Finance Administrator. Beyond her work at the city, Hutchings has also given much to the community through her involvement with the United Way, other boards and local organizations.

In its 37th year, the Indiana Association of Cities and Towns (IACT) Annual Awards program recognizes communities and individuals in municipal government for excellence and achievements.  Established in 1891, IACT is a not -for-profit organization, which represents the interests of municipalities before state lawmakers, and provides education and information to its more than 460 city and town  members.  The annual conference and exhibition gathered hundreds of local government leaders from around the state to learn from each other, catch up on the latest developments in laws and programs affecting cities and towns, and to celebrate their accomplishments.

Plymouth Mayor Mark Senter said, “Despite uncertainty and gridlock at other levels of government, local government is getting things done. Due in no small part to Toni Hutchings’ leadership, Plymouth has its financial house in order and great things are happening in the city.”

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Photo: Nelson Chipman, Sam Schlosser, Mike Miley, Mark Senter, Toni Hutching, John Oliver, Mike Delp, Sean Surrisi, Daniel Tyree and Duane Culp at the Indiana Association of Cities and Towns.     

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3 Responses to “ Plymouth’s Clerk Recognized for Financial Management ”

  1. John J Oliver on October 8, 2013 at 4:56 pm

    A most deserving honor.

    Ms. Hutchings has dedicated much of her career to financial management of the City she loves. Her work is without peer. The financial security of our City is testament to her stewardship, discipline, expertise and character.

    Please join me in saluting this remarkable public servant.

  2. MikeB on October 8, 2013 at 4:18 pm

    But why does she violate federal law and discriminate against police officers who also serve in our military? What was the outcome of that?

  3. tflynn on October 8, 2013 at 8:35 am

    Well deserved award for Toni !!
    Congratulations !