Interim finance director named (January 13, 2011)

The city on Tuesday named an interim finance director to fill in for outgoing director Marc Puckett as the city recruits a permanent hire over the next three to four months.

Susan Mahoney has served as a financial consultant and in city finance positions in the Sacramento area for many years. She most recently worked for the city of Indio and was finance director for the city of Elk Grove for nine years before that.

“We were pretty lucky to be able to find her on short notice,” said City Manager John Brown. “All of her references came in very positive.”

Mahoney will step in for Puckett, who left the city Jan. 7 after a two-month term to return to family in Southern California. The city plans to start interviewing for a permanent hire next week to deal with the city’s ongoing budget challenges.

Source: Argus-Courier Staff, Argus-Courier (Petaluma, CA)