Wendy Wilton and supporters display her plaque in front of City
Hall. Wilton accepted the VMCTA Municipal Treasurer of the Year
Award presented at the Killington Grand Hotel, Sept. 24.
Vermont Municipal Clerks' and Treaurers' Association
honors Wilton for Rutland City turnaround
Rutland City Treasurer Wendy Wilton was bestowed "Treasurer of
the Year" honors at the 76th annual meeting of the Vermont
Municipal Clerks' and Treasurers' Association (VMCTA) gathering
held Sept. 24. Considered the hub of local government, the VMCTA
was established in 1935 and includes 570 municipal members.
Wilton accepted the award at the Killington Grand Hotel in front
of 175 of her peers. The accolade is bestowed annually to a Vermont
treasurer who has performed admirably.
"I'm so honored to receive this wonderful award," said Wilton.
"The Treasurer of the Year accolade from my peers is a tremendous
validation of the hard work and progress we've accomplished in
Rutland City. Through the diligent work on behalf of myself and my
dedicated staff, we have delivered on my promise of bringing
transparency and sound fiscal results to Rutland's finances,"
Sandra Pinsonault, VMCTA president and Dorset Town Clerk,
presented the award and complimented Wilton for her "advocacy for
issues important to the legislature and local officials. Wendy's
leadership in helping turn a deficit into a positive fund balance
is remarkable. She's truly deserving of this honor."
Wendy Wilton is a strong fiscal leader who believes the office
of state treasurer should be non-political and ensure total
transparency of Vermont's fiscal information. Wilton has presented
commonsense plans to improve Vermont's fiscal management and make
the state's financial information available online, in real time,
so that Vermonters can review and comment on these details at
anytime, and from anywhere. As Rutland City Treasurer, Wilton
turned a $5 million deficit into a $3.8 million surplus. She has
also worked in finance, served as small business advisor and state
senator. A Vermonter who graduated from the University of Vermont,
Wendy is the mother of two children currently attending college in