The Committee to Elect Julie Dunn has announced that Julie Dunn, a 28-year Arlington resident and current Grant Writer/Coordinator for the Arlington School Department, will run for the office of Arlington Treasurer in the Town election on April 5, 2014.
Dunn issued the following statement:
The Treasurer is one of the few full-time elected positions in Arlington’s Town government, and one of the most important. I believe we can achieve greater efficiency and coordination through several key improvements. As Treasurer I’d focus on:
Modernization. Implement more resident-friendly transactions, including improved online services and ability to pay Town bills by credit card.
Efficiency. Streamline accounting practices by adopting the software that is used by other town departments, replacing the office’s current custom-built software.
Teamwork. Lead a Treasurer’s office that works hand-in-hand with other town departments to coordinate complex financial operations and participate in an integrated effort to move the Town forward.
With a professional background in corporate banking and finance, I have the knowledge and experience to meet the challenges of leading the Treasurer’s office. In 14 years at BankBoston, I rose to the senior officer level in corporate banking, helping deliver top quality credit and banking services, and taking on data management responsibilities. I’ve also worked in various sectors of the federal government in banking and financial policy.
In my current position in the Arlington Public Schools as Grant Writer/Coordinator, I have managed and procured millions of dollars in additional resources for our schools through public and private grants.
Finally, in my 28 years in Arlington, I’ve developed a strong personal commitment to our community. I raised my two sons here, sending them to Arlington schools, and I’ve served in many capacities as a volunteer. I took the lead as a founding board member and President of the Arlington Schools Foundation and as a board member of the Arlington Education Enrichment Fund.
Arlington residents deserve the best services our Town can provide, within the constraint of the resources available. Using my financial background and expertise, I will work to improve collaboration and communication in Town government, bringing about positive changes while preserving Arlington’s uniqueness.