Phyllis J. Whitright has served as Clerk-Treasurer of Decatur since 1997. The Clerk-Treasurer must be a resident of the city for a year prior to the election (IC 36-4-10-3). In a third class city, the elected clerk-treasurer is the head of the department of finance (IC 36-4-10-4.5). As the city’s fiscal officer, the clerk-treasurer has a variety of powers and duties.
Wendi Gephart has served as Deputy Clerk-Treasurer since 2010. Clerk-Treasurer’s are authorized to appoint deputies and employees subject to authorization or approval of the common council. Such deputies and employees serve at the pleasure of the clerk-treasurer (IC 36-4-11-4; IC 36-4-10-7).
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