2023 CSMFO Annual Conference

Donald Patterson

Director of Finance & Administration, Las Virgenes Municipal Water District
Donald Patterson

Donald Patterson

Director of Finance & Administration, Las Virgenes Municipal Water District

Biography

Don Patterson is the Director of Finance & Administration for the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District, where he leads Finance, Human Resources, and Information Systems. Prior to joining the District, he held mid and senior level management positions in such diverse areas as City Manager’s Office, Public Works, and Finance. He is also the Secretary and past-president for the California Municipal Treasurers Association. During his twenty-year career, he has focused on collaborative organizational and process reviews and implementation of updated procedures, best practices, and internal controls to improve service delivery and internal efficiencies. He has also focused on improving transparency and building relationships with both internal and external stakeholders. Don has a master’s degree in Public Administration and bachelor’s degrees in Political Science and Sociology with an emphasis in statistical research methods. Additionally, Don holds the Government Finance Officers Association’s Certified Public Finance Officer, Certified California Municipal Treasurer, and Certified Fixed Income Practitioner designations.