|Office of the Clerk-Treasurer
The Clerk-Treasurer is elected every four years by city residents at the same time as the Mayor and Common Council. No other elected municipal duties are as specifically defined by law as the duties of the Clerk-Treasurer. This person is responsible for the overall collection and disbursement of funds, the administration of the accounting system, the signing of checks, the city seal, and serves as the investment coordinator for the municipal treasury. The Clerk-Treasurer oversees payroll, accounts payable, taxes and grants for the City of Angola. The Clerk-Treasurer also serves as clerk of the Common Council and Board of Public Works and Safety by attending meetings, preparing agendas, and recording proceedings.
Deb Twitchell has been the City of Angola Clerk-Treasurer since 1996. She has worked for the City since 1991. Before moving to Angola, she served as Clerk-Treasurer for the Town of Orland from 1982-1991.
Clerk-Treasurer Twitchell is Angola's first Indiana Accredited Municipal Clerk (IAMC), receiving that status through the Indiana League of Municipal Clerks and Treasurers (ILMCT). She also holds the title of Master Municipal Clerk (MMC) from the International Institute of Municipal Clerks. In addition, Deb is designated as a Certified Public Finance Administrator (CPFA) through the Association of Public Treasurers of the United States and Canada. To achieve these designations, she has over 500 hours of continuing education.
In 2007, during the annual conference of the Indiana Association of Cities and Towns in Evansville, Deb was presented with the Financial Management Award. This award is presented annually to a finance officer or administrator who has made outstanding achievements in fiscal management, fiscal recording, and leadership in public office. In 2011, she was recognized as the Bonna Burns Bookkeeper of the Year by the Indiana Rural Water Association for providing the highest professional standards in preparing and maintaining systematic financial records and consistently meeting the administrative reporting requirements of the State of Indiana.
Deb presently serves as President of the Indiana League of Municipal Clerks and Treasurers. Her prior service to the League includes five years (2007-2012) on the Executive Committee. From 1999-2004, she served as co-chair of the Education and Professional Development Committee. In addition, she was the co-chair of the 2008 ILMCT Annual Conference and State Board of Accounts School in Evansville and again in 2012 in Indianapolis.
Presently, she serves on the Indiana Association of Cities and Towns (IACT) Board of Directors and has since 2002. She also serves on the Association’s Legislative Committee, Finance and Budget Committee, and Municipal Finance Policy Committee.