Lyons Township Trustees of Schools Appoints New Treasurer
On June 11, 2018, the Lyons Township School of Trustees appointed Kenneth T. Getty for the Lyons Township School Treasurer position beginning July 1, 2018. The Lyons Township Trustees of Schools have been recruiting and interviewing for the position since Dr. Susan Birkenmaier announced her resignation, effective June 30, 2018, on March 15, 2018.
Mike Thiessen, Lyons Township School of Trustees Board President stated, “I am very excited with our selection of Kenneth T. Getty as Lyons Township School Treasurer. He has grown since he has started working within the Treasurer’s office and has improved internal and financial controls. Our board has total confidence he will succeed as the next Treasurer.”
Kenneth T. Getty joined the Lyons Township School Treasurer’s Office four years ago where he has been a hands-on leader holding several positions including his previous, Director of Finance and Operations. Getty has a Professional Educator Licensure and Chief School Business Official endorsement from the Illinois State Board of Education, a Masters of Business Administration degree from the University of South Florida and Political Science degree from Northern Illinois University.
Kenneth T. Getty, Treasurer, said, “I am honored to be leading the Lyons Township School Treasurer’s office and look forward to improving operations and optimizing investment returns. I am lucky to be able to live and work in La Grange, serving Lyons Township taxpayers and protecting their tax dollars.”
About Lyons Township School Treasurer’s Office: In 1819, the First General Assembly of Illinois created the Township Trustees of Schools system, whereby each township is a unit for common school purposes. The intent is to administer school finances and any other business that may present itself in the financial operations of the school districts within the various townships.
Under this system, the Township School Trustees have been empowered with the responsibility of appointing a qualified person to act as Township School Treasurer. Since the beginning of public education in Illinois, Township Trustees of Schools and Township School Treasurers have played a vital role in the development, growth, and success of our schools.
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