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City Designates March 16-20 Finance Government Professionals Week

Post Date:03/12/2020 10:53 AM

Mayor Kathy Meehan and the Melbourne City Council have designated March 16-20, 2020, “Government Finance Professionals Week” in the City of Melbourne to recognize the hard work, dedication and leadership of the city’s financial services employees.

Sponsored by the Florida Government Finance Officers Association (FGFOA), Government Finance Professionals Week is a statewide celebration of the important role finance professionals play in effective management of government operations. 

“The professional finance officer’s knowledge, integrity and dedication make certain that funds entrusted to government are properly budgeted, disbursed and accounted for,” said Ken Burke, FGFOA president and Pinellas County clerk of the Circuit Court and comptroller. “This accountability is a key ingredient to ensure people’s faith in government.”

Finance professionals work in various functions that are key to the operation of the City of Melbourne, including accounting, budget, payroll, pension, airport finance, procurement, engineering accounting, accounts payable, utility billing and collections, and revenue.

“It’s my privilege to work with the many dedicated, hardworking and talented financial services employees at City Hall and at the Orlando-Melbourne International Airport,” said Melbourne Finance Director Jeff Towne. 

“This group of professionals has more than a few hundred years of experience combined,” Towne said. “We have CPAs; certified government finance officers; staff with master’s degrees in accounting; business administration, and public administration; and staff with bachelor’s degrees in finance, accounting and business.” 

For more information about Government Finance Professionals Week, visit the FGFOA website

Finance team with Mayor Meehan at the March 10 City Council meeting.

City of Melbourne finance professionals with Mayor Meehan at the March 10 City Council meeting. 

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