Harlita R. Tomlinson
Harlita is a native Ohioan. She grew-up in the Cleveland Metropolitan area in the northeast corner of the state. She is a graduate of the University of Akron where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. After receiving her undergraduate degree, Harlita proceeded directly to graduate school at ClevelandStateUniversity where she received her Master’s in Accountancy and Financial Information Systems. Upon graduation from graduate school, she began her governmental accounting career as a State Auditor working out of the Cleveland, Ohio Office where she also earned her designation as a Certified Public Accountant. She has many years of government experience working for the cities of Euclid, Cleveland, Painesville, and Oxford. She currently serves the City of Forest Park in a dual role of Director of Finance and Tax Commissioner.