- December 25, 2022
- Posted by: Bastion team
- Category: World News
After serving the town for more than two decades as its finance director, Jane Le Clainche will step away from that role next month.
A Michigan native who spent 10 years as the comptroller and collection director for the city of Kankakee, Illinois, Le Clainche was hired by the town in 1999 after she saw a posting in a professional publication for the position of finance director in Palm Beach and applied for the job.
Le Clainche had spent winters in Palm Beach County as a child, and she longed to return to the warmer weather, she said. She also wanted to try something different with her career.
“I got tired of what I was doing,” she said. “I wanted to get out of there. I was reading the Government Finance Officers Association newsletter, and the job was posted. I decided that’s what I wanted. I applied, and I got the job. I’ve been here ever since.”
Le Clainche was born and raised in Michigan, and attended college there, earning a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Western Michigan University.
She moved to Illinois to attend graduate school, and then worked for a major automobile dealership in Chicago, serving as an assistant vice president and business manager. The job in Kankakee followed.
As the town’s finance director, she is responsible for the town’s accounting, investment, budget and long-term financial planning.
Her duties have remained consistent during her…