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October 31, 2008
Fiscal Officer Deborah Kackley retires
Deborah Kackley, Fiscal Officer of the Grandview Heights Public Library since January 1986, retires on
During her nearly 23-year tenure at the Grandview Library, Kackley brought new technologies and services to the Library, while providing wise financial guidance and managing building operations and improvements that have created the Library's exceptional appearance and reputation.
Through Kackley's leadership in finance and operations, the Grandview Library has become one of the best public libraries in the state of
"It's been quite a ride, to see our little library grow into a great institution," Kackley said.
As Fiscal Officer, Kackley has:
- Automated the Library's finance department.
- Developed annual budgets and financial policies.
- Worked on numerous successful Library levies.
- Conducted three building revisions, including an addition/renovation in July 1987 that doubled the size of the Library.
- Established the Grandview Library Endowment Fund, securing money for future needs.
- Grown Library funds by investing with STAR Ohio, a state-sponsored money market account.
- Designed grants for new technologies, including the Library's exclusive local image archive Photohio.org and Mid-Ohio Library Digital Initiative (MOLDI), a collection of OverDrive’s digital books, audiobooks, music, and video.
- Provided notary public services to Library patrons.
She is also a member of the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA).
Kackley's philosophy of operating the Library as a business has helped keep it one of the best libraries in
"Appearance is just as important as service," she said. "I take great pride in how it looks inside and out."
Kackley has enjoyed living and working in the community. She and husband Bob Kackley (a "
"It has always felt like a family here, and that's why I've stayed so many years," she said. "It's been a great place to work."
We extend our appreciation for her dedication and service to the Library, and we wish her well in future endeavors.
Kackley is succeeded by Terri McKeown, who assumes the office on November 10.
The public is invited to a retirement reception on