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File #: 34804    Version: 1 Name: Commending Debra Simon, City Budget and Audit Manager
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 7/9/2014 In control: COMMON COUNCIL
On agenda: 7/15/2014 Final action: 7/15/2014
Enactment date: 7/16/2014 Enactment #: RES-14-00535
Title: Commending Debra Simon, City Budget and Audit Manager, on her retirement from the City of Madison after 28 years of quintessential public service.
Sponsors: Paul R. Soglin, Chris Schmidt, Denise DeMarb, David Ahrens, Shiva Bidar, Maurice S. Cheeks, Joseph R. Clausius, Mark Clear, Lauren Cnare, Lucas Dailey, Steve King, Larry Palm, Matthew J. Phair, Scott J. Resnick, Marsha A. Rummel, Paul E. Skidmore, John Strasser, Lisa Subeck, Michael E. Verveer, Anita Weier, Ledell Zellers
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsWatch
7/15/20141 COMMON COUNCIL Adopt Under Suspension of Rules 2.04, 2.05, 2.24, and 2.25Pass Action details Meeting details Not available
7/9/20141 Council Office RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT UNDER SUSPENSION OF RULES 2.04, 2.05, 2.24, & 2.25 - MISC. ITEMS  Action details Meeting details Not available
Fiscal Note
No appropriation required.
Commending Debra Simon, City Budget and Audit Manager, on her retirement from the City of Madison after 28 years of quintessential public service.

WHEREAS, Deb Simon, after serving as an Auditor at the Legislative Audit Bureau, began employment with the City of Madison on September 17, 1986, as an Accountant 3 in the City Comptroller’s Office;

WHEREAS, as Deb continually demonstrated her value to City government, she was promoted through the organization to Accountant 4 and Senior Accountant; and

WHEREAS, in 2000, Deb was promoted to City Budget and Audit Manager; and

WHEREAS, in 2011, upon retirement of the former City Finance Director, Deb served as the Provisional Finance Director, reassuming her position of Budget and Audit Manager working under the Finance Director until her retirement; and

WHEREAS, Deb has a reputation as a person of great integrity and honesty, one who is direct and candid in offering her assessments on budget, audit and policy issues for consideration by staff and policymakers; and

WHEREAS, Deb was an exemplary public servant who held the interests of the City, its citizens and taxpayers in the highest regard; and

WHEREAS, Deb has an unparallelled eye for detail, superior organizing ability and great writing skills, and utilized her special talents for ensuring high quality work; and

WHEREAS, Deb’s guidance and insights on the budget and numerous audits and special studies, including Police and Fire staffing studies, continue to influence City government for the betterment of its citizenry; and

WHEREAS, as Budget Manager, Deb was especially sensitive to the requirements of the Council’s budget calendar, never missing a deadline despite instances where Alders may have changes conveyed at the 11.59th hour; and

WHEREAS, during Deb’s tenure, she worked successfully with four different Comptroller/Finance Directors, many City Managers, and Mayors Sensenbrenner, Soglin, Bauman, C...

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