Gretchen Gomolka, who has been the city of Brighton’s finance director for just two years, has distinguished herself in that short amount of time by being elected to the board of the Michigan Government Finance Officers Association. Gomolka was elected in late September to its board of directors for a 2-year term.

The MGFOA is an association of public officials and finance professionals whose goal is to promote excellence in government finance. Associate members are represented in all areas of state and local government and include CPAs, bankers, brokers, lawyers, educators and others concerned with government finance. The association has over 600 members from nearly 500 Michigan communities.

Brighton City Manager Nate Geinzer said that Gomolka, in his words, “…has been an invaluable asset to the City of Brighton and to me as a City Manager,” adding, “she is always on the lookout for doing things more efficiently and finding ways to save money, whether hundreds of dollars or thousands.” Gomolka has a master’s degree in accounting from Eastern Michigan University. She is married with two children and has been a Livingston County resident for 14 years. (TT)