Ruechel, who holds a Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM) designation, recently received municipal finance honors:
Nominated to the Board of Directors of The Wisconsin Government Finance Officers Association (WGFOA) and awarded an honorary lifetime membership to the organization for his decades of dedication to government finance.
Awarded a lifetime membership to The Municipal Treasurers Associates of Wisconsin (MTAW) in recognition of his 31-year government finance career and 11-year membership of the association.
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