Noblesville Mayor John Ditslear announced Dec. 21 that Mike Hendricks, current deputy mayor for the city, will serve as the Noblesville controller, effective Jan. 1, 2016.
With Noblesville moving to a Second Class City designation, the previously elected clerk-treasurer role will be divided to an elected clerk and an appointed financial controller.
“Mike’s leadership and unquestioned knowledge of the city’s budget and finances made him a natural fit to become controller,” Ditslear stated in a press release. “In his 21 years of service to the city, Mike has excelled in every role asked of him. I have no doubt that this will continue, which is why I asked him to lead the city as controller.”
In his new role, Hendricks will ensure public tax dollars are utilized in a fiscally responsible manner in order to provide optimal services to Noblesville residents.
“As we transition into a Second Class City, Mike will spearhead the new financial setup within the City of Noblesville. His ability to work with department directors and problem solving will be invaluable as controller,” Ditslear stated in a press release. “Mike also has the ability to focus on immediate concerns while seeing the big picture. He and his office will ensure Noblesville’s short- and long-term fiscal viability.”
As controller, Hendricks is responsible for maintaining comprehensive financial information, developing an internal control structure, ensuring the assets of the government are protected from loss, theft or misuse and compiling financial statements. His office will be involved in the processing of all daily financial transactions of the city.
“I am honored to be given this opportunity, “ Hendricks said. “I look forward to the new challenges and working with all the departments in this new position.”