Mayor Roxann Wedegartner is pleased to announce the appointment of Greenfield native Diana Schindler as the City’s new director of finance. Monday was Schindler’s first day on the job. Prior to her appointment, Schindler was town administrator in Hopedale, where she helped the community navigate the COVID-19 pandemic. She previously served as town administrator in Deerfield and has over 25 years of experience in municipal government.
Schindler succeeds Elizabeth Gilman, who has served as director of finance since 2018 and announced her intention to retire a year ago. Gilman will remain available as a resource as the budget process commences for the 2024 fiscal year.
“We are thrilled to welcome Diana to City Hall. She brings considerable experience to the job and the fact that she lives here and knows the community is certainly a plus,” said Mayor Wedegartner. “I also want to thank outgoing Finance Director Liz Gilman for staying on longer than expected to ensure a smooth transition. I wish Liz a restful and enjoyable retirement.”
“I'm excited to be working in my hometown! To be able to bring my skills and expertise, doing what I love, for the community that has provided a wonderful quality of life for my family, is a dream come true,” said Schindler. “I look forward to being part of Greenfield's economic growth and continued success.”
The director of finance serves as the City’s chief financial officer and oversees the departments of Assessor, Accounting, Treasurer/Collector and Procurement. In concert with the Mayor, the position also plays a key role in developing the City’s capital and operating budgets.