MT. VERNON, IL — The City of Mt. Vernon announced the addition of Steven Tate to their staff. Tate is a lifelong resident of Mt. Vernon with a valuable work and educational background to step into the position of Finance Director.
City Manager Mary Ellen Bechtel says after 20 years with the city, Merle Hollmann, the current Finance Director announced he will be retiring in October and Tate has been hired as his replacement.
Tate is a graduate of SIU Carbondale and became a Certified Public Accountant in January 2017.
As the Finance Director, Tate will be responsible for all of the accounting for the City of Mt. Vernon, financial projections and reporting, and the management of the finance department including the water billing department.