Takacs to retire from Flint Township after 30-plus years

FLINT TWP. — Flint Township Controller Beth Takacs is calling it a career after dedicating nearly 32 years of employment to the township.

Takacs, who has served in Flint Township’s accounting department as a controller/ finance director, announced her retirement at the May 17 Flint Township Board of Trustees meeting. Her final day on the job is today and her retirement will be official on June 1.

Assistant Controller Kevin McIntyre has been promoted by the Flint Township Board of Trustees to replace Takacs as the township’s next controller/finance director.

Flint Township Supervisor Karyn Miller read a township proclamation in Takacs’ honor and praised her for “serving with professionalism and grace while keeping a laser sharp focus on the financial viability and stability of Flint Township.”

“It’s not often that you have an employee who to the very end of her career gives it her all,” Miller said. “You (Beth) are definitely one of the hardest working people I have ever met.”

Flint Township Treasurer Lisa Anderson also thanked Takacs for creating a strong relationship between the accounting department and treasurer’s office.

“You’ve always been helpful and very prompt,” Anderson said. “I definitely appreciate everything you’ve done for me to make my job easier.”

Takacs began her career in Flint Township as a clerical employee in the treasurer’s office, then transferred to the accounting department before becoming the township controller. She also directed the township’s water and sewer departments from 2016 to 2021.

In her tenure as a controller, Takacs received accolades from Michigan Municipal League and auditors for setting high accounting and budgeting standards in the township.

During the township meeting, Supervisor Miller read a letter that Takacs had addressed to the board to thank trustees and township staff for their support.

“I feel very fortunate to have been hired to work for Flint Township nearly 32 years ago,” Takacs said in her letter. “I’m confident that Kevin McIntyre will continue to efficiently run the accounting department. I’m truly blessed to have worked with many wonderful people over the years, especially people in the water and sewer department, who have made my job so much easier.”