New Lynnwood finance director being considered

As the city continues to address a large budget shortfall, Lynnwood Mayor Don Gough has named Pat Dugan as interim finance director. The nomination comes two months after John Moir stepped down from the job during heated budget talks.

Gough told the City Council at Monday night’s meeting that Dugan, who served as finance director in 2005 and 2006, has no desire to fill the spot permanently. But, Gough said, there isn’t time to conduct in intensive search for a permanent replacement.

“Commencing a recruitment process for a permanent finance director now… would significantly delay the immediate efforts and focus we need to deal with our revenue projections in designing budgets for 2011 and 2012.” Gough said Dugan will take the job until early 2011.

“He did spend three days in late April reviewing the situation with us and believes he’s got a good grasp of it, and he’s still willing to come on board,” Gough told the Council.

City treasurer Vicki Heilman has been the acting finance director since Moir resigned in March.

Dugan owns a finance consulting firm in Everett. His nomination still needs approval from the City Council, which will take a vote on Monday, May 17.

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