DAYTONA Beach front SHORES — When Kurt Swartzlander, 51, was appointed town manager previously this calendar year, a person of the initially responsibilities the previous finance director faced was using the services of his alternative.
Swartzlander promoted Lory Irwin, 48, from assistant finance director to finance director — she began on Saturday, June 4.
Irwin joined the town 9 a long time back as the accountant in the finance division and worked her way to assistant finance director in February 2017, doing work intently along with Swartzlander.
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“I’m fired up about this new prospect and believe my education and learning and practical experience have prepared me very well,” Irwin wrote in an email to The News-Journal. “I’ve uncovered a whole lot about fiscal management from Kurt about the previous 4 years, and he will keep on to be my mentor. We count on a smooth changeover, and I’m on the lookout ahead to working with Kurt and the rest of the management group on the city’s monetary soundness.”
As director, Irwin will regulate the finance department, which includes accounts payable, accounts receivable and utility billing. She will put together the annual economical reviews assist the town supervisor in preparing and monitoring the city’s annual finances administer the city’s financial investment system guarantee TRIM (Fact in Millage) compliance FEMA reporting compliance and preparing and grant solicitation and compliance, in accordance to a release from the city.
Irwin attended SUNY Institute of Know-how in her indigenous New York for her undergraduate and Master of Accountancy degrees.
She is a licensed general public accountant and a Florida-qualified govt finance officer. Upon relocating to Florida 11 many years in the past, Irwin served as a income tax auditor for the Florida Division of Income and afterwards as the accounting manager for the Council on Aging of Volusia County.
Just after spending off additional than $10 million in personal debt early past year, the town is in “a fantastic posture monetarily,” Swartzlander reported in a push release. Irwin mentioned that the division has been functioning the city like a enterprise, “using a conservative fiscal method.”
“We understand that our citizens and businesses are the shareholders, and we work pretty difficult to safeguard their fairness,” she claimed. “Specifically, our approach is to command extensive-time period liabilities and recurring expenditures, to normally spending plan for depreciation and to be cautious about paying. We get that fiscal responsibility extremely seriously.”
Irwin additional that a constant management team and solid programs will be important to maintaining the metropolis “on the ideal route with our fiscal situation.”
“Like all governments and firms, there are normally prospective troubles,” Irwin stated. “We do our very best to plan to foreseeable future economic requirements, but alterations in the economic system and weather emergencies can sometimes end result in unpredicted charges. We are frequently maintaining our eye on potential troubles and answer if and when we have to have to.”
Irwin is the present president of the Volusia/Flagler Chapter of the Florida Government Finance Officers Affiliation. She is also the city’s emergency management liaison at the Volusia County EOC for the duration of emergencies.
Irwin’s annual salary will be $110,000.
Swartzlander begins as new town supervisor
Getting labored with the city’s new finance director for the earlier four a long time, Swartzlander is assured in Irwin’s capabilities as he began his own new position in the town on Monday.
“Lory has served in a management purpose in finance for a number of years and has demonstrated herself to be an excellent chief with powerful skills in budgeting and financial reporting,” Swartzlander reported in a push launch. “She embraces Daytona Seashore Shores’ conservative fiscal tactic and dedication to monetary excellence, and I know she will be a precious addition to our management workforce.”
The City Council appointed Swartzlander as the city’s up coming metropolis manager earlier this yr, after Michael Booker announced his plans to retire. Booker had been in the submit for 22 a long time — he has been in cancer cure considering that 2020.
Swartzlander was originally anticipated to phase in in July as metropolis manager nevertheless, Booker and his wife, who is a teacher, wanted much more time off in the summer.
Swartzlander had been serving as assistant city supervisor for in excess of a 12 months. He reported he options to build on the foundation laid by Booker and the Metropolis Council more than the previous two decades.
Amongst his priorities as metropolis manager are recruiting staff members for really hard-to-fill positions, advancing engineering and automatic solutions, and upgrading the sewer technique in partnership with neighboring governments.
“The city is in a excellent posture, fiscally,” Swartzlander claimed. “As leaders, we have to strike the suitable balance between furnishing the high-good quality products and services our residents are accustomed to, scheduling for a rainy day with ample reserves, and handling the budget adequately to keep the tax fee reduced.”
Swartzlander is at first from Michigan, where by he received his undergraduate diploma from Kalamazoo Higher education, then gained a Master of Enterprise Administration diploma from Stetson University in DeLand. His very first federal government position was as an accountant for the Town of Holly Hill, from 2002-05. In addition to his community expertise, he has labored in the personal sector in electrical contracting and food supply.
He was also a founding vice president of the Volusia/Flagler Chapter of the Florida Governing administration Finance Officers Affiliation.
Swartzlander’s yearly salary is $153,000.
“Kurt Swartzlander has been a valued member of our administration crew, and the City Council and I really feel privileged to have an individual with his expertise, working experience and devotion as our new metropolis manager,” explained Daytona Beach front Shores mayor Nancy Miller. “We welcome Kurt to this new function and search forward to functioning with him in the decades to arrive.”
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