Congratulations, You are the New Finance Director! Now What?*
This session will provide three different perspectives on what to do when you are a new municipal Finance Director. The panel will emphasize experiences of people stepping into the Finance Director position for the first time, and what they learned, what gave them the biggest challenges in the position, and how they communicated with other department heads, city managers, and elected officials, as well as their own staffs. Presenters will discuss formulating action plans, assessing the fiscal condition of the organization, formulating a calendar and strategic plan for the department, and more. Formulating and implementing an annual budget for the first time will also be discussed.
- Dustin Claussen, Finance Director, City of Hayward
- Robert Hamud, Finance Director, City of Snoqualmie, Washington
- Licette Maldonado, Administrative Services Director, City of Carpinteria