WHEREAS, municipal government, to best serve the needs of the citizenry, must be operated with efficiency and in an orderly and trustworthy manner; and

WHEREAS, all monies received into the municipal treasuries are dedicated funds and are used only for their specific purposes; and 

WHEREAS, historically the Municipal Treasurers have been designated as the official custodians responsible for proper management and investment of these funds; and

WHEREAS, the title associated with the individual responsible for these roles and responsibilities have often evolved and changed over time to include such titles as Chief Financial Officer, Finance Director, Business Manager, Comptroller, or other variants but remain rooted to the historic title of Municipal Treasurer; and

WHEREAS, the Municipal Treasurer role, regardless of title, has frequently expanded to include a team of accountants and financial personnel due to the volume of activity and financial responsibilities overseen by said individual, and

WHEREAS, the efficiency and order with which government carries out its public functions is strongly reliant on procedures and accurate financial records; and
WHEREAS, the Municipal Treasurer role, regardless of title, has administers the procedures and keeps the financial records among other duties; and
WHEREAS, an organized source of financial knowledge about a community and its government activities is vital to the smooth governing of that municipality; and
WHEREAS, the Municipal Treasurers, regardless of title, provides and maintains such a body of knowledge; and
WHEREAS, the strength of local government depends upon the citizens' opinion of it, and such opinion is formed largely by the image set forth by the municipal government employees; and
WHEREAS, the Municipal Treasurer, inclusive of alternative title, and their department staff are likely in close contact with the citizenry on a daily basis and therefore is in a key position to mold sound public opinion; and
WHEREAS, it is most appropriate that we recognize a historic municipal office, which grew out of the traditions of our democratic heritage;
NOW, THEREFORE, I Pat Smith, Mayor of the City of Anytown, Illinois, do hereby proclaim the week of August 11- 14, 2024 be known as ILLINOIS MUNICIPAL TREASURER'S WEEK in Anytown, Illinois, in recognition of the vital services they perform and the outstanding community dedication they exhibit.
In Testimony Thereof, I have hereunto set my hand as my official signature and caused to be affixed the Seal of the City of Anytown, State of Illinois, this __th day of ___ 2024

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