Walled Lake Finance Director and Treasurer Kathy Kercorian has tendered her resignation to the Walled Lake City Council, stating her last day on the job will be Friday, May 13.
She will be taking a new job with Trinity Health in Farmington Hills.
Kercorian came on board permanently in April 2010. She worked for the city on a part-time basis since June 2009 when the city contracted with Plante & Moran for book-keeping services.
Kercorian’s decision to part ways with the city was a personal decision based on the need to spend more time with her family.
“It was a very hard decision, but as each year seems to pass by quicker and quicker and your children just grow up too fast, it was time in my life and my family’s life to slow down the pace a little and free up time to really appreciate and enjoy this wonderful family time that I have been blessed with,” Kercorian wrote in an e-mail sent to the City Council.
Trinity Health has given Kercorian a set schedule with less hours.
“I was working a lot of hours here in Walled Lake,” she said.
During her time with the city, Kercorian helped pave the way for a new software system that has created efficiencies.
“The water bills are more user-friendly now and we will have more credit card options,” she said.
Kercorian was also pivotal in increasing the city’s fund balance without increasing taxes during challenging economic times.
“I feel proud to have been part of the Walled Lake team that managed to move forward with necessary improvements to serve our residents and gain efficiencies in one of the worst economic times Michigan has seen regarding declining revenue sources to support our communities,” she said.
City Manager L. Dennis Whitt was appointed treasurer on a temporary basis — until a replacement can be found — during the council’s Tuesday, May 3 meeting. Whitt was also directed to place advertisements to begin conducting a job search.