Cal State University Northridge, Masters Public Administration
University of Phoenix, Bacherlors in Management

Professional Experience:
I have 35+ years in public sector that has taken me to multiple cities in California.  I currently serve as Deputy City Manager-Admin Services for City of Dixon which includes the function of Finance Director. Other financial experience:

Controller – City of Azusa
Finance Manager – City of Covina
Finance Director/City Treasurer – City of King
Budget Manager, Administrative Analyst II, Administrative Analyst I, & Administrative Assistant – City of Burbank

CSMFO Involvement:
My first committee appointment was from former President Bill Statler to serve as Vice Chair on the Budget Committee in 2001.  My first involvement with CSMFO  was as a room monitor at the 2000 Burbank conference.

Board of Director for Northern California – term began 2013
Budget Committee – served as Chair, Vice Chair & Senior Advisor
Administrative Committee – served as Chair, Vice Chair & Senior Advisor
Conference Site Selection Committee – Board Liaison & Member
Host Committee Member – Los Angeles, Oakland & upcoming 2016 Anaheim conference
Program Committee – Member
Membership Committee – Board Liaison
Technology Committee – Board Liaison
Nominating Committee – Member
Budget Reviewer

Other Professional Affiliations:
Prior Member of Women Leading Government, GFOA, MISAC

Candidate Statement:
As a long-time CSMFO Member, I seek to serve as the President-Elect for Northern California. Throughout my finance career, I have been the beneficiary of the wealth of knowledge from the incredible members. I count myself lucky to have been encouraged to become active in the organization from serving as a budget reviewer, to a committee member and in my current capacity as a Board Member for Northern California.

If elected I would strive to continue the Strategic Plan developed for 2014-16, and work with CSMFO leadership for new efforts to strengthen our organization and communicate the value of CSMFO to potential members and government officials. As part of CSMFO leadership, we have embarked on goals that include sustaining and growing membership, as well as encouraging active participation.  Mentoring has been a foundation of my finance career, and I believe our coaching program can be re-invigorated to train the next generation. Some of our chapters have not been as active, and chapters are one of our best tools for training and developing future finance professional and leaders in CSMFO. Technology is such a vital part of our daily lives, and I am proud to have suggested use of the Guidebook app for annual conference info.  Our list-serve to the Members is one of the best tools to seek and get information quickly, as well as the popular training webinars coordinated by the Career Development Committee.

I am excited about the conference scheduled up in Sacramento in February 2017, especially as I am part of the Sacramento Valley Chapter. I feel privileged to have been involved in so many facets of our organization. Please consider voting for Joan Michaels Aguilar to serve as your Northern California President-Elect.