President 2022 2023


Misty Buscher has served as the Treasurer for the City of Springfield since May 2015.  Previously, Misty worked in the professional banking industry; from 1991 to 2015, beginning at the original Magna Bank on Sixth Street while attending Lincoln Land Community College. She worked her way up to a Vice President position at Marine Bank. Her experience in banking includes accounts receivable, accounts payable, balancing accounts as well as working with customers day to day and their personal finances.

Misty has served: City of Springfield Office of Economic Development Housing Assistance; Mini O’Beirne Crisis Nursery; Rail Charity Golf Classic; Sparc; Boys and Girls Club; Contact Ministries Friends of Memorial; St Aloysius Church and School; SHG athletics; Lanphier Booster Club; Smart Money Week Council; Capital Area Realtors – past Board Member and 2014 Affiliate of the Year; Springfield Area Home Builders – past Board Member, 2008 Presidential Citation award, 2011 Executive Officer Award & Member of the Year; Received the 2012 Independent Bankers Exceptional Community Banker Award – Misty was one of 5 in the US to earn this award

This fiscal year will mark 7 years since Misty joined IMTA. She is a Certified Illinois Municipal Treasurer (CIMT)

President's Message

The Illinois Municipal Treasurers Association provides its members the resources to become great Treasurers.  Those resources provide treasurers and other municipal finance professionals with the skills to prepare and present the annual duties of the job like oversee audits, levy taxes, pass budgets, and invest cash.  Doing these jobs efficiently helps preserve taxpayer resources and provide the fiscal transparency that we have come to expect from our government.

However, the IMTA doesn’t just make great Treasurers, it makes great leaders.  The IMTA encourages the development of the additional skills needed to identify projects within local governments that can be tackled and, when accomplished, can mean a difference to the residents and businesses in a community.

There is always something new to learn and IMTA provides that information to its members.  During my term, I would like to help prove additional resources to spread that knowledge just a little bit further.  I would also like to help reach out to other municipal treasurers and finance professionals that could benefit from joining.

If you are not a member of the IMTA, please consider joining to benefit you and your municipality.

If you are an IMTA member not yet on a committee, but want to learn more about how you can give back to the organization that has helped you, please reach out to me.  You could help inspire the next generation of governmental financial leaders.

If you are a member volunteering your time to an IMTA committee, you are making a difference not only in your community, but across the state.  I thank you for your contribution to our team.

Misty Buscher
IMTA President
Treasurer – City of Springfield


President's Award

Plaque Engravement: In Recognition of Outstanding Leadership and Dedicated Service. The Illinois Municipal Treasurers Association is Forever Grateful.


Kent Oliven

Institute Niccy Cook Belleville

Kent Oliven

Conference Call Scott Borror Glen Carbon

Dean Hardt

Grizzly Jack's, Utica IL Michael Peterson Lincolnshire

Michael Peterson

Crowne Plaza, Springfield IL Gail Valle Granite City

Alta Long

Holiday Inn, Carbondale IL Michael Peterson Lincolnshire

Scott Borror

Hilton Gardens, Champaign IL Ron Vander Band Plano

Gail Valle

Hilton, Chicago IL Richard Barrett Wells Fargo Advisor

Clint Lichtenwalter

Sheraton, Fairview Heights IL Jack Walde Algonquin

Janice Colvin

Hilton, Springfield IL JoEllen Hickenbottom Eastern IL Univ.
2011/12 Kenneth Robinson Eagle Ridge Resort, Galena IL

Brad Bettenhausen

Tinley Park


Ron Vander Band

Hilton Garden Inn, Champaign IL Michael Peterson Lincolnshire