City of Traverse City Commission Approves Firing of Treasurer

On September 8th, Marty Colburn announced the town treasurer Kelli Martin.

City commissioners met in a closed session Monday night and agreed to Colburn’s decision to fire Martin.

Colburn says he won’t discuss personal matters, but Martin says it just didn’t go well.

“I came to town with the intent of providing the best value to citizens and making the most of taxpayers’ money,” says Kelli Martin, former Treasurer / Finance Director of Traverse City. “It was a very big culture shock to come to the city from a university. This assertiveness was very much valued at the university and I was told that I use an assertive tone that is not valued in the city. “

The Traverse City Board of Commissioners confirmed the city’s deputy treasurer, James Henderson, as interim treasurer.

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