2023 CSMFO Annual Conference

Patricia Song

Finance Director, City of Garden Grove
Patricia Song

Patricia Song

Finance Director, City of Garden Grove

Biography

Patricia Song has over 19 years of experience in managing diverse municipal finance operations. She currently serves as the Finance Director at the City of Garden Grove, overseeing a $320 million annual spending budget, and a $365 million investment portfolio. She manages the entire financial operations of the City, including accounting, internal control, financial reporting, debt management, payroll, and revenue collection. Since joining the City of Garden Grove, Patricia has implemented several important fiscal policies including the City’s Reserves Policy, Pension Policy, and Infrastructure Funding Policy. Before the City of Garden Grove, Patricia served the cities of Corona and Ontario. Prior to becoming a municipal finance officer, Patricia was an auditor providing audit and review services for various local government agencies. Patricia is a Certified Public Accountant. She has a Master’s degree in Business Administration with concentrations in Accounting and Management Information System.