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Wendy Wilton names Treasure of the Year

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," concluded Wilton.

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 Vermont.