ENGLEWOOD — Over a decade ago, Northmont City Schools created a Financial Advisory Committee to create transparency to community business leaders regarding the finances of the district.
The committee meets twice annually and is made up of the finance directors from the municipalities that make up the district, along with business owners and school administrators. The meetings involve looking at the previous year, the budget for the current year, and the five-year forecast.
In a meeting last week, the committee endorsed Issue 19, a 5.9 mil, 5-year operating levy that is on the March 15 ballot. The committee agreed that the district is making decisions that are in alignment with the community to make Northmont the best it can be.
Members that make up the Financial Advisory Committee are: Kevin Schweitzer, City of Clayton director of finance; Janine Cooper, City of Englewood financial director; Denise Winemiller, City of Union finance director; Andy Franks, Caterpillar quality manager; Cathy Hutton, former bank manager Englewood; John Kettler, retired banking operations officer; Kathy Harper, Good Samaritan North v.p. of operations; Lisa Nussman, Mary Kay Cosmetics independent senior sales director; Thomas Walker, Northmont School Board; Dr. Sarah Zatik, superintendent; Tony Thomas, assistant superintendent; Ann Bernardo, treasurer; Brandon Knecht, director of business services/EMIS; Bob McClintock, construction administrator.