November 15, 2015
I have known Dr. Gary Lysik for over four years, have served the City of Calabasas as one of its Councilmembers, and most recently as its Mayor. During my tenure at the City, I have concluded that Gary is an ethical, hardworking, dedicated community leader, certainly capable of handling large and complicated projects with great attention to detail, despite minimal dollar and limited time constraints.
Gary effectively and efficiently assumed leadership of the budgeting, investing, auditing, reporting, debt issuance, accounting, revenue generation, certain project management, and risk management for the City of Calabasas. Additionally, Dr. Lysik was frequently asked to provide specific advice on matters regarding City operations, and based on the knowledge and experience Gary possesses in the area of business, his advice was highly regarded and and most often followed.
Since Dr. Lysik became the City's Chief Financial Officer in 2003, audit findings have been eliminated, the City's credit rating has vastly improved, fund reserves have grown, financial information has been disseminated in a timely fashion, and generally, the City has greatly prospered under his astute leadership. He has the ability to effectually interact with Councilmembers, Commissioners, Directors, and members of the public and outside agencies. His keen interpersonal and presentation skills make it extremely easy to discuss, comprehend, and reach agreement on very complicated issues. He has a gift in this regard. Quite simply, Dr. Lysik is one of the very best at what he does.
Dr. Gary Lysik is an extremely valuable employee of the City, and without a doubt or reservation, I am certain he will serve your organization well.
Lucy Martin, Mayor
City of Calabasas
100 Civic Center Way
Calabasas, California 91302
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