Wes Bennett will be state’s next DLGF commissioner

Governor Eric J. Holcomb announced that Plainfield Clerk-Treasurer Wesley Bennett will serve as commissioner of the Indiana Department of Local Government Finance (DLGF) beginning Sept. 5.

Bennett. Photo by Chris Cornwall

Bennett will take over for Courtney Schaafsma who has been nominated by Indiana Office of Management and Budget Director Micah Vincent to serve as executive director of the state’s Distressed Unit Appeals Board (DUAB).

Bennett has more than 25 years of management experience in sales, finance, banking and local government. He is completing his 12th year and third term in office as clerk-treasurer for the Town of Plainfield.

“Wes’s professional experience and accomplishments as well as his years of community and public service make him ideally suited to take on this new role,” Gov. Holcomb said.

Prior to his service as clerk-treasurer, Bennett was assistant branch manager for First National Bank and Trust and worked in sales and operations for Bank One.

He is a board member of Accelerate Indiana Municipalities, Vice President of the Indiana League of Municipal Clerks & Treasurers, and volunteers his time to serve on several boards, committees and community organizations.

Bennett will resign his positions as Plainfield clerk-treasurer, Hendricks County Republican Party chairman, Vice President of Indiana League of Municipal Clerks & Treasurers, and board member of Accelerate Indiana Municipalities upon his appointment as DLGF commissioner.

Edited Press Release