Milpitas: New finance director starts at city hall – San mateo county times

A new finance director began work at Milpitas City Hall Monday, permanently filling the position that has been occupied by Assistant Finance Director Jane Corpus after Russell Morreale left the position last October, after just 10 months on the job.

Will Fuentes joins the city at a critical time as the city council was set to consider adoption of Milpitas’ 2017-18 fiscal year budget at a special meeting on Thursday. The results of that meeting were not available by press time.

Tina Murphy, the city’s Human Resources Department director, confirmed on Monday that Fuentes had formally joined the city as the director of financial services. She added that Corpus, who has served as the interim finance director, would return to her regular position of assistant finance director.

Fuentes comes to the city with 18 years of experience in city government finance, largely gained while working at cities in the East Bay. He served as the revenue and budget manager for Union City for 16 years before leaving to become the assistant finance director for San Leandro, where he worked for two years.

In a May 12 memorandum from City Manager Tom Williams to city staff, Williams announced the selection of Fuentes to lead the finance department.

“Will is very talented in so many ways. He is highly regarded throughout the industry and will be a welcome addition to the city’s executive management team,” Williams’ memo reads. “His long-term public service executive, as a career finance professional with an extensive experience in local government, technology, strategic planning, capital planning and administration, is top notch. We are thrilled to have Will come on board.”

Williams said Fuentes will oversee all aspects of financial planning including fiscal accuracy and credibility, payroll processing and day-to-day operations of meter reading and utility bill services to the residents and business community. Fuentes will also be a key player in the development and implementation of fiscal policies for the city including preparing Milpitas’ annual operating budget.

According to his Linkedin profile, Fuentes also served for a short stint as the deputy director of finance for the City of Hayward from April 2017 through this month, until he was offered the position in Milpitas.
In Milpitas, Fuentes will be paid $195,000 a year, according to Murphy.

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