Leaders in Public Finance: Wes Bennett, Department of Local Government Finance
Feb 9, 2022
Host: Mark Wuellner, Executive Director, Indiana Bond Bank
Guest: Wes Bennett, Commissioner, Department of Local Government Finance
“Leaders in Public Finance” is a new podcast series through the Indiana Bondcast designed to highlight excellence in public finance. Through this series, you will hear from leaders across the public finance spectrum about their journey to a career in public finance.
In our fifth episode of this podcast mini-series, Mark Wuellner is joined by Wes Bennett, Commissioner at the Department of Local Government Finance (DLGF). DLGF is responsible for ensuring property tax assessment and local government budgeting are carried out in accordance with Indiana law.
In this podcast episode, hear from Wes about DLGF’s role in supporting local governments, the 5 “lanes” DLGF runs in, Wes’ philosophy on decision-making- including when to make decisions, Wes’ 4 simple rules for “being your best”, and experiences from both the local side (Clerk-Treasurer Town of Plainfield) and state side (DLGF).