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Dixon – The city turns the page on the Rita Crundwell scandal by hiring her replacement.
Paula Meyer takes over the newly created position of the city’s Financial Director. She most recently served as Dean of Business Services at Sauk Valley Community College.
Meyer will be in charge of financial planning, putting together a budget, and of course protecting the city’s assets. “It’s very exciting, it’s a new challenge” Meyer said during a press conference this afternoon. “It’s kind of a fresh start here for the city and we’re going to get things moving and headed in the right direction.
Meyer will make $95,000/year. She’ll start her new job next month.
Meanwhile, Crundwell is charged with wire fraud, accused of stealing more than $50 million from the city.