Audrey Jones appointed to Mayor’s Office, Muncie

Excerpt from Muncie Press –

MUNCIE, IN – Mayor-elect Dennis Tyler relied on experience and an established law firm headed by Jack Quirk to round out his new city hall team that will take office Jan. 1.

“I have to apologize for the majority of these appointment cannot be here today,” said Tyler. “They are working for a living someplace.”

The surprises include Audrey Jones, 30, deputy clerk treasurer at Yorktown, and Sarah Beach, 47, a substitute teacher who worked at the old Indiana Gas Co., and more recently at Jarden. Jones is the new city controller and Beach will be human resources director at city hall. The staff accountant at Cornerstone Center for the Arts, Kelley Harless, will join her former boss, Terry Whitt Bailey, as assistant Community Development director charged with accounting for millions in federal entitlement funds. Bailey was Cornerstone director before running the Madame Walker Theater in Indianapolis, and then coming back to run Community Development for Tyler.

Jones has a master’s in business administration from Indiana Wesleyan University, an undergraduate degree from Northwood University, and associate degree in accounting from Ivy Tech Community College. She has worked 11 years for Town Clerk-Treasurer Beth Neff, handling the budget, payroll, account receivables, and other accounting work. “I think this is a great opportunity,” said Jones, whose resignation was announced to the town council this week.

“Audrey has the experience necessary in government accounting procedures,” said. Tyler.

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