Lakota Treasurer Announces Retirement

Lakota Treasurer Announces Retirement
Posted on 03/29/2022
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Woman smiling with short hairAt the March 28 school board meeting, Lakota’s treasurer and CFO, Jenni Logan, announced that she will retire on Aug. 1. “Lakota has been my home for the past 11 plus years,” she told the Board. “This decision has been one I have personally struggled with, but have now reached a sense of peace and know it is the right thing and right time for me and my family.”

 

Under Logan’s leadership, the district has achieved 10 straight years of balanced budgets and eight Auditor of State Awards with Distinction from the Ohio Auditor of State. Both of these achievements are rare for a school district.

 

Additionally, Logan’s foresight and strong financial decisions have earned Lakota one of the highest industry ratings: an AA+ rating from Standard and Poor’s and an Aa1 rating from Moody’s Investors Service. The ratings are based on a district’s financial standings and, similar to an individual’s credit rating, share with potential investors that Lakota is a good investment.

 

“We are incredibly grateful for Mrs. Logan’s years of service to Lakota,” said Lynda O’Connor, school board president. “Her dedication to maintaining fiscal responsibility and long-term planning is evident from her track record. Under her leadership, Lakota has had 10 years of balanced budgets, rising cash balances and no new levy since 2013.”

 

Although retirement is nearing for Logan, she has no intention of resting before Aug. 1. “My Lakota story is still being written for the next four months, so there will be more to say and plenty to do,” she said.

 

In addition to working in the private sector, Logan has over 30 years of experience serving public entities, including the State of Ohio. While at Lakota, Logan worked tirelessly on Speaker Bob Cupp and State Representative John Patterson’s Fair School Funding committee to change the way Ohio funds public schools.In addition to being a member of several state committees through the Ohio Association of School Business Officials, she has also served as president of the organization. In 2016, Logan was named Ohio’s “Outstanding Treasurer of the Year.” 

 

“To have been a part of this awesome team and district has been an amazing opportunity and I will forever be grateful,” Logan said.  “It has been my honor to serve this wonderful community and its outstanding students.”