The Fiscal Officers Department strives to provide its members with information to assist in providing high-quality service to cities and their citizens. Each year the department elects officers to oversee the work of the department and represent the department at the Cal Cities Board of Directors meetings and other Cal Cities committees.

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Department Goals and Activities

The major activities of the Fiscal Officers Department include: 

  • Offering networking opportunities and fostering professional development for finance and treasury professionals through a variety of training and services. 
  • Serving as a technical and advisory resource to Cal Cities as policy committee representatives. 
  • Providing technical assistance to Cal Cities for training programs, legislative analysis, and research projects. 

Department Officers
President - Tarik Rahmani, Finance Director, Carson
First Vice President - Scott Pettingell, Budget Manager, City of Roseville
Second Vice President - Recruiting
Director - Roberta Raper, Director of Finance and Technology, West Sacramento
Past President - Karin Schnaider, Finance Director, Tracy
Policy Committee Representatives

Appointed by the department president, each department has at least one representative on each of Cal Cities' standing seven policy committees that can provide technical information to the committee as a whole to ensure that the department has a voice in the decision-making process, and make recommendations to the board of directors on legislative and policy issues.

2022 Policy Committee Representatives

  • Community Services – Sara Cowell, Accounting Manager, Tracy
  • Environmental Quality – Michael Solorza, Director of Finance, Montebello
  • Governance, Transparency, and Labor Relations – Linda Hollinsworth, Finance Director/Treasurer, Hawaiian Gardens
  • Housing, Community, and Economic Development – Barbara Whitehorn, Finance Director, San Bernardino
  • Public Safety – Karin Schnaider, Finance Director, Tracy
  • Revenue and Taxation – Roberta Raper, Administrative Services Director, West Sacramento
  • Transportation, Communication, and Public Works – Kathryn Downs, Director of Finance and City Treasurer, Santa Ana

For more information about the appointment process, please contact Meg Desmond.

Useful Links

The California Local Government Finance Almanac is a resource prepared by Michael Coleman. This website includes data, statistics, analysis, and articles on California city finance.

Fiscal Officers Department Bylaws

California Committee on Municipal Accounting (CCMA) Whitepapers:

CCMA prepares whitepapers relating to certain complex Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) statements and other official pronouncements that are of keen interest to municipalities, explaining how the statements apply, and including working examples demonstrating application.

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Contact Staff

McKelvey, Meghan
Meghan McKelvey
Department and Member Services Manager
(916) 658-8253