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New Covington Finance Director to Be Named Tuesday

Lisa Goetz is expected to be named the City of Covington's new finance director at the last city commission meeting of 2013 on Tuesday.Goetz has spent the past twelve years as controller at Legal Aid of the Bluegrass and has previous accounting experience with Arthur Andersen and Von Lehman.The Thomas More College graduate was vetted by the Task Force to Restore Public Confidence in the City of Covington's Finances, City Manager Larry Klein and Assistant City Managers Larisa Sims & Frank Warnock, interim Finance Director Ivan Frye, and Florence Finance Director Linda Chapman.If approved by the city commission on Tuesday, Goetz would start full-time on January 2.Goetz, who once served as a manager for Johnny's Toys in Latonia while in high school and college, would replace Frye, the former Kenton County Treasurer hired on an interim basis following the arrest and firing of former Finance Director Bob Due. Due was arrested in August and has since been indicted on fifteen felony counts related to the suspicion that he stole roughly $700,000 from the City. Due is in the Kenton County Detention Center awaiting a January court appearance following two separate suicide attempts.City Commissioner Steve Frank commented at The River City News Facebook page, "She's aces. My only fear was, would she take the job?"Photo: Covington City Hall/RCN file