Chantell Steiner, Finance Director/City Clerk
Shirley McLaughlin, Deputy Clerk, Utility Billing & Payroll
Andrea Fischer, Assistant Deputy-City Clerk, Accounts Payable/Receivable, Contract Billing and City Council Support
Beverly Ward, Part-time Office Assistant, Customer Service / Finance Support
The Finance Department / City Clerk is responsible for the administration, supervision, and coordination of the financial accounting, debt issuance, purchasing, treasury, information services, information technology and public records. The Department’s operations are guided by Federal, State, and local laws. The Department also works with the State Auditors Office on compliance and control issues.
The Finance Director / City Clerk works closely with the Mayor and City Administrator and is responsible for overseeing the city’s budget, annual reporting, payroll, accounts payable/receivable, bond administration, insurance, grant administration, banking and investments, records retention, information technology, and City Council document preparations.
The Deputy Clerk and Office Assistant assists the Finance Director / City Clerk with the day to day operations relating to payroll, accounts receivable/payable, utility billing, business license processing, City Council meeting preparations, and other miscellaneous support functions.
Members of the City Council are assigned to various subcommittees each year, with the Council Finance Committee being one of them. This committee meets at 5:00 p.m. in the Leavenworth City Hall Conference Room on the fourth Tuesday of each month to discuss the financial status of the City and other various financial related information. This meeting is open to the public.