DAYTONA Seaside SHORES — When Kurt Swartzlander, 51, was appointed town supervisor previously this 12 months, one particular of the first responsibilities the former finance director faced was selecting his substitute.
Swartzlander promoted Lory Irwin, 48, from assistant finance director to finance director — she started off on Saturday, June 4.
Irwin joined the metropolis 9 many years ago as the accountant in the finance office and worked her way to assistant finance director in February 2017, doing the job closely along with Swartzlander.
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“I’m energized about this new possibility and consider my schooling and encounter have prepared me perfectly,” Irwin wrote in an email to The Information-Journal. “I’ve uncovered a large amount about fiscal administration from Kurt over the previous four decades, and he will continue to be my mentor. We be expecting a sleek changeover, and I’m on the lookout ahead to working with Kurt and the relaxation of the management workforce on the city’s economical soundness.”
As director, Irwin will manage the finance division, such as accounts payable, accounts receivable and utility billing. She will put together the once-a-year fiscal experiences aid the town manager in preparing and checking the city’s annual spending plan administer the city’s expense method assure TRIM (Truth of the matter in Millage) compliance FEMA reporting compliance and planning and grant solicitation and compliance, in accordance to a release from the town.
Irwin attended SUNY Institute of Technological innovation in her indigenous New York for her undergraduate and Master of Accountancy degrees.
She is a accredited public accountant and a Florida-licensed government finance officer. Upon relocating to Florida 11 yrs in the past, Irwin served as a revenue tax auditor for the Florida Division of Income and afterwards as the accounting manager for the Council on Ageing of Volusia County.
Right after having to pay off more than $10 million in financial debt early last year, the town is in “a good placement monetarily,” Swartzlander said in a push launch. Irwin claimed that the office has been functioning the city like a business enterprise, “using a conservative fiscal solution.”
“We recognize that our citizens and companies are the shareholders, and we operate quite tricky to secure their equity,” she reported. “Specifically, our system is to control lengthy-time period liabilities and recurring expenses, to normally funds for depreciation and to be very careful about expending. We get that fiscal responsibility quite critically.”
Irwin extra that a regular administration team and solid plans will be key to preserving the city “on the proper path with our monetary place.”
“Like all governments and firms, there are always potential challenges,” Irwin said. “We do our very best to prepare to long run financial requires, but modifications in the overall economy and weather emergencies can sometimes result in unanticipated expenditures. We are consistently holding our eye on possible difficulties and answer if and when we require to.”
Irwin is the present-day president of the Volusia/Flagler Chapter of the Florida Govt Finance Officers Affiliation. She is also the city’s crisis management liaison at the Volusia County EOC in the course of emergencies.
Irwin’s once-a-year salary will be $110,000.
Swartzlander starts as new city supervisor
Owning worked with the city’s new finance director for the past four a long time, Swartzlander is self-assured in Irwin’s abilities as he commenced his individual new function in the city on Monday.
“Lory has served in a leadership job in finance for a number of several years and has demonstrated herself to be an exceptional leader with potent techniques in budgeting and monetary reporting,” Swartzlander said in a press release. “She embraces Daytona Seaside Shores’ conservative fiscal strategy and determination to fiscal excellence, and I know she will be a beneficial addition to our management group.”
The Metropolis Council appointed Swartzlander as the city’s subsequent metropolis supervisor before this yr, after Michael Booker introduced his ideas to retire. Booker had been in the submit for 22 years — he has been in most cancers procedure given that 2020.
Swartzlander was originally predicted to action in in July as city supervisor nonetheless, Booker and his spouse, who is a teacher, preferred additional time off in the summer time.
Swartzlander had been serving as assistant metropolis manager for more than a 12 months. He mentioned he programs to make on the basis laid by Booker and the City Council over the earlier two decades.
Among his priorities as metropolis manager are recruiting workforce for tough-to-fill positions, advancing technological know-how and automated expert services, and upgrading the sewer program in partnership with neighboring governments.
“The city is in a good situation, economically,” Swartzlander explained. “As leaders, we have to strike the right harmony between supplying the superior-excellent products and services our inhabitants are accustomed to, scheduling for a wet working day with adequate reserves, and running the finances appropriately to maintain the tax price small.”
Swartzlander is originally from Michigan, exactly where he received his undergraduate diploma from Kalamazoo Higher education, then gained a Grasp of Business Administration diploma from Stetson College in DeLand. His very first government placement was as an accountant for the Town of Holly Hill, from 2002-05. In addition to his public working experience, he has worked in the non-public sector in electrical contracting and foodstuff offer.
He was also a founding vice president of the Volusia/Flagler Chapter of the Florida Govt Finance Officers Association.
Swartzlander’s once-a-year salary is $153,000.
“Kurt Swartzlander has been a valued member of our management team, and the City Council and I experience fortuitous to have a person with his expertise, encounter and dedication as our new city manager,” stated Daytona Beach Shores mayor Nancy Miller. “We welcome Kurt to this new position and seem ahead to performing with him in the many years to appear.”
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