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Indiana Governor Appoints Cheryl Musgrave '79 to Direct State Agency

July 13, 2007

Cheryl Musgrave.jpgJuly 13, 2007, Greencastle, Ind. - Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels today appointed Cheryl (Waldron) Musgrave, a 1979 graduate of DePauw University, as the new commissioner of the state's Department of Local Government Finance (DLGF). She will assume her new duties July 16.

"Musgrave, 49, has more than a dozen years of public service experience, currently as president of the Vanderburgh County Commission," reports Evansville's WFIE. "Musgrave has been instrumental in providing the public with Internet access to government information, restructuring economic development groups in the county and she managed the response to the November 2005 tornado in the unincorporated county."

"Cheryl is a former assessor who knows a quality assessment from a botched one," says Gov. Daniels. "She's a current county commissioner who understands the role schools, libraries, municipal and county governments all play in pushing up total local spending, and she shares my Indiana Statehouse Summer.jpgview that aggressive reform and streamlining of local government is the only long-term solution to excess property taxes."

Daniels adds, "I have asked Cheryl to be as aggressive as possible in using the powers and information gathering capabilities of DLGF to bring down property taxes wherever possible. It appears that DLGF has been too accommodating in some past cases; with her appointment, those days are over."

Cheryl Musgrave was a history major at DePauw. Access the complete story, which mentions her DePauw degree, at the television station's Web site. Another article can be found at the Indianapolis Star.

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