2018-05-02 / Front Page

Klutz is keynote speaker at local Lincoln Day dinner


Tera K. Klutz Tera K. Klutz Tera K. Klutz will be the speaker at the annual Putnam County Republican Lincoln Day Dinner to be held on Saturday, May 5, at the new 3 Fat Labs Wedding & Event Barn, 2001 South CR 400 West, Greencastle. There will be a meet and greet at 5:30 p.m., dinner at 6:30 p.m., and dancing at 9 p.m. Reservations are necessary.

Governor Eric Holcomb appointed Klutz to serve as the 57th Auditor of State in January 2017. She is the first certified public accountant (CPA) to hold the statewide, separately elected office and has a membership with the Government Finance Officials Association, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Indiana CPA Society. She has now officially filed to become Indiana’s First-Ever Elected CPA Auditor.

As Auditor, Klutz serves as the Chief Financial Officer for the State of Indiana. Her primary duties include accounting for all of the state’s funds, overseeing and disbursing county, city, town, and school tax distributions, and paying the state’s bills and employees. As Auditor, she is also the Administrator for the Indiana Deferred Compensation Plan. Klutz is focused on ensuring the fiscal integrity of the Auditor’s office and that state government is executed at the highest level, which all Hoosiers deserve.

Klutz’s leadership and participation in the Indiana Association of Counties led to her being the recipient of the 2016 Outstanding County Auditor of the Year award. Also, actively involved with Indiana’s other 91 elected county auditors, she was nominated and elected by her peers to serve as the 2017 President-elect of the Indiana Auditor’s Association.

Born and raised in Fort Wayne, Klutz graduated from Elmhurst High School as the valedictorian of her graduating class. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Indiana University - Fort Wayne and passed the Indiana Board of Accountancy CPA. She is actively involved in her community and is a member of Pass the Torch, an organization that provides professional mentoring for women in order to provide networking and leadership development.

Tera is married to Zach Klutz. They have two daughters, Alyx and Julian.

The dinner will be catered by Hog-In-It-All, providing beef brisket, BBQ chicken and pork ribs. Fresh pies by Lavina’s Meals in Rockville will be served for dessert. Music for the reception and after dinner dance party will be provided by DJ Christian Pick Nield (“Pick”).

There will be a generous raffle drawing provided by Bill and Tanya Mentgen, owners of the 3 Fat Labs B & B and Wedding & Event Barn, for a week accommodation in Belize (airfare not included). One must attend the dinner to purchase tickets for the drawing.

Reservations can be made by calling 765- 653-3568. Tickets are $35 in advance or $40 at the door. To sponsor a table of eight, the cost will be $280. Tickets may also be purchased from Putnam County Precinct Committeemen.

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