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One hundred and thirty (130) Municipal Treasurers and Finance Officers from throughout the State of Illinois attended the 20th Annual Illinois Municipal Treasurers Association (IMTA) seminar. The site of the conference was the Springfield Renaissance.

Mr. Tom Jones of the Illinois Department of Insurance spoke to the group regarding the annual audit of Police and Fire Pension Funds. Larry Frang of the Illinois Municipal League discussed the pending legislation before the General Assembly as their session was drawing to a close. Dr.Jack Van Der Slik of Sangamon State University gave a presentation on Politics vs. Professionalism. Other topics of discussion included investment strategies, development of internal controls and the evolution of banking policies and fees.

The Illinois Municipal Treasurers Association has 380 full members from the entire State of Illinois and has been in existence since 1973.

The IMTA recently bestowed the Certified Illinois Municipal Treasurer (CIMT) award on eleven treasurers from throughout the State. The certification process is a multi-faceted program that emphasizes education, practical application and professional service. The CIMT designation is the highest award given by the IMTA. The CIMT designates are:

Carl F. Brauweiler, Park Ridge
Sharon J. Helmers, LaHarpe
Carol A. Keller, Manteno
Wendy Larsen, Lake in the Hills
Jean M. Nona, Lemont
Pete Scherzer, Pana
Bob G. Simpson, Addison
Mary L. Spencer, Washington Park
Ellen Volkening, Sleepy Hollow
Mildred M. Williamson, S. Chicago Heights
Lowell R. Wilson, Newton

The following eight individuals have completed the necessary continuing education that will fulfill requirements for their ongoing CIMT status:

Ruth A. Garner, Forsyth
Marilyn J. Hoehne, Fox Lake
Sharon J. Homer, Montgomery
Robert M. Jones Jr., Thornton
James R. Joyner, Marion
Sophie M. Pearson, Island Lake
Ann Y. Short, Sullivan
Patricia A. Wright, Canton

Page 18/ Illinois Municipal Review / August 1994

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