Chris Olshelfske – Interim Finance Director
The Finance Department works with the Manager, Mayor, and Department Directors to prepare and administer the City’s budget. A budget is a live document, beginning as a plan that incorporates strategic goals and capital improvements. The budget acts as a performance measurement and a tool for greater accountability. Budgets can be amended as unforeseen circumstances arise or change. Long-range forecasting is done using previous years' budgets to help see trends.
The Finance Department provides and monitors internal controls and ensures the City’s funds are accounted for and best utilized in investments.