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08/02/2021 04B.i. Introduction of Jennifer Ferrer-Santa Ines, Director of Finance and Budget 1 s° `14.0 Z,'. .,t a°++a 0� cut • rr 11 i ',i enc u nrry 1 BUSINESS OF THE CITY COUNCIL YAKIMA, WASHINGTON AGENDA STATEMENT Item No. B.i. For Meeting of:August 2, 2021 ITEM TITLE: Introduction of Jennifer Ferrer-Santa Ines, Director of Finance and Budget SUBMITTED BY: Robert Harrison, City Manager SUMMARY EXPLANATION: Jennifer Ferrer-Santa Ines has been appointed as the City's Finance and Budget Director on July 26th, and most recently served as the finance director for the City of Normandy Park, Washington. She had worked for the City of Normandy Park since February 2015. Before that, Ferrer-Santa Ines was a senior fiscal coordinator for the City of Tukwila from 2009 to 2015 and a fiscal coordinator for Tukwila from February to October 2009. She was an accountant for the City of Burien from 2003 to 2009 and was an accountant for the Highline Water District in Kent from 1999 to 2003. Ferrer-Santa Ines earned a bachelor of science in accounting degree from Central Washington University in 2002 and a master in accounting/finance degree from City University in 2006. Ferrer- Santa Ines is the past president of the Puget Sound Finance Officers Association, a member of the Local Government Investment Pool Advisory Board, and a member the StART Federal Policy Working Group. She earned an International City/County Management Association certificate in 2020 and is a 2021 graduate of the Northwest Women's Leadership Academy, a program of the Washington City/County Management Association. As Yakima's finance and budget director, Ferrer-Santa Ines will oversee a staff of about 35 employees in the Financial Services, Purchasing, and Utility Services divisions. The total budget for the City's Finance and Budget Department in 2021 is about$4,200,000. ITEM BUDGETED: STRATEGIC PRIORITY: APPROVED FOR SUBMITTAL BY THE CITY MANAGER RECOMMENDATION: