Greetings from the new MTAW President, Barb Guckenberger:
Thank you to the Municipal Treasurers Association of Wisconsin (MTAW) members for electing me as your 2019/2020 President. It is both an honor and a privilege to serve such an outstanding organization with so many amazing volunteers and members. I have many big shoes to fill; I hope that my leadership lives up to the expectations our members deserve.
My name is Barb Guckenberger and here are a few things to know about me. Faith, family and friends are foremost in my life. I am married (40 years in October) and have been Blessed with four amazing daughters, three sons-in-law, one beautiful granddaughter and four handsome grandsons (okay, I might be a bit biased). I am also the Treasurer for a 501(C)(3) Foundation; enjoy volunteer work, traveling, golf, fishing, Brewer games and an occasional glass of wine (or two). I think I have a great sense of humor but I am afraid not everyone else thinks I am as funny as I do.
I have been Treasurer for the City of Oak Creek for 16 years and love what I do (most days anyway)! I have an Associate’s Degree in Accounting, graduated from the UW-GB Treasurers Institute in 2005 and Clerks Completion in 2006. I became a Certified Municipal Treasurer of Wisconsin (CMTW) in Spring 2014 and received 1st re-certification in Fall 2018. I have served on several different conference/other committees and joined the MTAW board as Secretary in 2016; the rest is history as they say.
If you are not yet a member of MTAW, please considering joining. There are many member benefits such as cost savings for educational programs, scholarship opportunities, mentoring and access to the members only section of the MTAW website just to name a few.
Have you completed the three-year Treasurers Institute yet? This invaluable education not only provides what you need to be successful at your job but the points you earn go toward certification. For more information, or to register for this year’s Treasurers Institute, July 14 – 19, at the Radisson in Green Bay, go to uwgb.edu/govt/clerks-treasurers-institute/general-information.
How about joining us at the 2019 Fall Conference in Cable? MTAW conferences provide invaluable education and networking, you earn points toward certification/re-certification and they are so much fun! Are you looking to achieve the CMTW Certification? You can earn experience points toward certification/re-certification by volunteering for a committee, chairing a committee, becoming a District Director or a Board member. There are several opportunities currently available. If you are interested in any of the positions listed below, please contact me ASAP at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- District Co-Director – 1 Co-Director from District #8
- Constitution/ByLaws Committee – 1 at large member
- Election Committee – 1 at large member
- Legislative/DOR Committee – 1 at large member from a City to chair the committee
To learn more about MTAW benefits, committees, apply for scholarships, register for conferences and more you can visit our website at mtaw.org. Have a great summer and I hope to see you all soon!