Town Press Release: Comptroller Submits Resignation
Tracy Yogman leaves for job in not-for-profit sector after four years with Town.
Huntington Supervisor Frank P. Petrone announced today that Tracy Yogman, the director of the Department of Audit and Control, has accepted a position in the not-for-profit sector and will be resigning, effective April 20.
Tracy has provided invaluable service to the Town over the past four years in helping to keep the Town’s finances in order so that we consistently win awards for our financial practices and maintain a AAA rating for our bonds. All Huntington taxpayers have benefited from Tracy’s efforts to help me control spending so that taxes remain low, even as services remain high. We will all miss her sound counsel and fiscal management and wish her well in her new position, which in addition to career advancement, pays more than the Town can offer in these challenging fiscal times.
During Yogman’s tenure as Comptroller, the Town has consistently received the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for maintaining outstanding government accounting and financial reporting practices. An independent auditor that looked at the Town’s finances last year commended the comptroller’s office for the way it has managed Town spending.
The Town has also maintained top ratings all three major bond rating agencies — Moody’s, S&P and Fitch — allowing the Town to sell bonds at favorable interest rates, saving taxpayers millions of dollars.
We will immediately begin a search to replace Tracy and are confident we will receive many resumes from attractive candidates, Supervisor Petrone said, Meanwhile, the comptroller’s office will be in the hands of Tracy’s capable deputy, Andrew Persich, who also has a distinguished record of government service.
Persons wishing to apply for the job should send their qualifications to Town Personnel Director Lisa Baisley (lbaisley@HuntingtonNY.gov).