Assistant finance director Christina Bishop is leaving Lyons for a similar job at city in Texas. (Photo by Steve Metsch)

Assistant finance director Christina Bishop is leaving Lyons for a similar job at city in Texas. (Photo by Steve Metsch)

Lyons loses assistant finance director

By Steve Metsch

Christina Bishop wasn’t with the finance department in Lyons that long, but she left her mark.

Bishop, 32, is resigning from her job as assistant finance director effective July 2.

“I’ll be basically doing what I do here,” Bishop said.

Bishop and her boyfriend are moving to Texas.

She’ll be working as senior accountant for the city of Hutto, and he will be working for Tesla in Austin, about 20 minutes away.

Hutto has 30,000 resident and is growing.

“I’m very excited to be part of the growth,” she said.

Bishop started as a consultant for Lyons in 2016 and was hired in 2017.

Finance Director Dan Denys said Bishop, “Has helped move us along on a lot of projects, and kept things going. If it weren’t for her, some of the stuff may get done, but not as well. We will miss her.”

Working through the pandemic was “unique and challenging, but I got to grow a lot. I think it made me a better accountant,” Bishop said.

Bishop, who now resides in Lisle, grew up in Plainfield.

She earned her master’s degree of accountancy from Northern Illinois University during her time in Lyons, and is in the process of becoming a Certified Public Accountant.

During the village board’s finance committee meeting on June 15, Mayor Christopher Getty paused to thank Bishop.

“Our wonderful assistant finance director is taking a new appointment in the great state of Texas,” Getty said.

“We are going to miss her dearly. On a positive note, she’s making sure everything is in good working order, taken care of,” Getty said.

“Christina does a good job to make us all look good,” the mayor added.

The trustees gave her a round of applause. Getty said a farewell luncheon was planned for July 2.

“It’s been a pleasure working with everyone here,” Bishop added.

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