Controller Roller To Remain Additional Month

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City of Fort Wayne Press Release:

City Controller to stay one more month while search continues for replacement
Pat Roller will serve through January; Deputy Controller will serve as Interim

Mayor Tom Henry announced today that City Controller Pat Roller has agreed to stay on with the Administration for an additional month. She had originally said she would leave at the end of December. Roller has served as Controller, the Chief Financial Officer position of the City, since January 2004. She announced her plans to leave in September.

Beginning February 1, Valerie Ahr will serve as Interim Controller. Ahr has worked for the City of Fort Wayne since October 1995. She first held the position of Community Development Fiscal Manager from October 1995 to November 1996, then served as the Civil City Accounting Manager from November 1996 to April 2000. She took over as Deputy Controller in April 2000.

Prior to working for the City, Ahr worked for Anthony Wayne Services. She received a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from St. Francis College in 1985.

The Mayor said he is still looking for the right candidate to assume the Controller’s duties. Applications are still being accepted through the City’s Human Resource Department. Applicants with a strong background in finance are encouraged to apply.

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