Sweet Home Finance Director moves post to Lebanon

By Benny Westcott

Sweet Home Finance Director Brandon Neish will be leaving his office Friday, July 29. However, he’s merely jumping into the same position, this time in the city of Lebanon.

He replaces Matthew Apken, who resigned in May after four and a half years. Neish reports for work Monday, Aug. 1.

“It’s a good move for me,” he said of the switch. “It will be good for me and my family. I’ll be closer to home and can get home at a more regular hour. There’s a lot of good in the transition.”

Neish and his wife Samantha

Junction City Finance Director reviews the sales tax picture

Junction City has received their increment of Sales Tax for July, and here is where the City landed.  According to Finance Director Lindsay Miller in the City Manager’s 515 report, the amount received was $1,098,226.04. This puts the City with the 12th best month on record.  This was the 3rd highest City Sales Tax for the month of July. It was also the 5th best County Sales Tax for July.

It was the City’s highest month for Use Tax for the month of July and the 3rd highest Use Tax for the fiscal year. With this new month, the City

U.S. consumer watchdog to scrutinize crypto payments, Big

WASHINGTON, July 27 (Reuters) – The top U.S. consumer watchdog plans to scrutinize the use of cryptocurrencies for real-time payments and ramp up oversight of Big Tech companies as they expand into the traditional financial sector, its director told Reuters.

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) also will publish a report this fall on “buy-now, pay later” or BNPL products, and expects to propose a rule to boost consumer finance competition around early next year, Rohit Chopra said in an interview.

“Is America ready for Big Tech entering financial services? We already have started to see how the industry is

LA finance director leaves for Fairfield | News

John Furtado has joined the city of Fairfield as its finance director, less than a year after accepting the same position in Los Altos.

Furtado, who started his new job in Fairfield last week, served as Los Altos’ finance director for approximately 10 months. He held previous positions with the cities of Pleasanton and Walnut Creek. His last day with Los Altos was July 15.

Center for Sustainable Community Solutions and Environmental

The College of Engineering and Computer Science has announced two new directors at the Center for Sustainable Community Solutions – Environmental Finance Center (CSCS-EFC). Melissa Young is director, resource conservation initiatives, and Khristopher Dodson is director, water resiliency initiatives. Each director brings more than 15 years of experience managing teams of environmental professionals and are experts in their respective fields of sustainable materials management and water resource management.

As it approaches its 30th year anniversary in 2023, the University’s CSCS-EFC is poised for growth. Since 1993, CSCS-EFC has used a unique community-based approach to assist hundreds of municipalities across EPA

Plunk Appoints Insurance and Finance Industry Leaders Joan

Prior to Travelers, Woodward worked at Goldman Sachs for ten years, where she was the founding Executive Director of the company’s Global Markets Institute. She also spent 12 years in Washington, D.C., serving as the Deputy Chief of Staff on the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance, as Policy Director on the U.S. Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs, and as the Chief Economist for the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on the Budget. One of Woodward’s major contributions toward championing consumer

Finance director projects $1 million surplus for Monroe

MONROE, CT — Finance Director Ron Bunovsky Jr. shared a projection for a $1 million surplus for the Board of Education budget by the end of the year.

“We’re showing a surplus at the end of the year of about $615,000,” he told the board at its meeting last week. “That’s before closing out the purchase orders. I expect that number to increase in the lower seven figure range.”

Chairman David Ferris said the prospect of returning $1 million-plus back to the town is “really good news.”

“A lot of that is special ed driven,” Bunovsky said. “There is also