Lynda Dunbar, GOP incumbent for clerk-treasurer

Friday, April 17, 2015
Lynda Dunbar

Seeking her second term as City of Greencastle clerk-treasurer is Republican incumbent Lynda Dunbar.

"It has been a great privilege to serve as your clerk-treasurer for the past three years," Dunbar said. "From day one, it has been my goal to save taxpayer money; bring professionalism to the office; and provide the mayor, the Council and taxpayers accurate financial data to make the important decisions for the City of Greencastle.

"With my 27 years of accounting and auditing experience, I have been able to do that every day for the taxpayers," she added.

Within weeks of taking office, Dunbar said she was able to initiate cost savings by consolidating bank accounts, thus eliminating duplicate bank fees.

"With my leadership," she said, "we refinanced the city's utility bonds, General Obligation bond and EDIT bond which will save $1.2 million over the next seven years."

Since Dunbar has a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from the University of Indianapolis, she immediately ended the practice of hiring outside accounting contractors to perform day-to-day accounting work for the city.

"In addition, we have instituted stronger internal controls; reduced the clerk-treasurer's staff; and continue to strive to reduce payroll costs in the clerk-treasurer's office," Dunbar added. "These savings can be redirected to other functions within the city or can remain in the taxpayers' pockets. I have received clean audit reports from the Indiana State Board of Accounts each year since taking office."

In her personal life, she and husband Scott celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary this past year.

"Since my election, our two sons graduated from Greencastle High School and are both attending universities in Indiana," she said.

Not only does Dunbar serve as city clerk-treasurer but she is also the treasurer for both the Heritage Preservation Society of Putnam County and the Family Support Services Board of Directors. She has also served on many boards and committees at the First Baptist Church of Greencastle where she has been a life-long member.

A Greencastle High School graduate and a member of the Greater Greencastle Chamber of Commerce, she recently opened Completely Nuts and Candy Co. north of the city's Courthouse Square.

"I am dedicated to continue serving as your clerk-treasurer," Dunbar said, "and do not use my service as a stepping stone to another public office.

"As Jonas Salk, M.D, stated, 'The reward for work well done is the opportunity to do more.' I hope as we go through this election season you see the good work that I have done for the City of Greencastle and you will give me the opportunity to do more by re-electing me as your city clerk-treasurer in November."