Finance Administration plans and directs the City’s financial activities. The Department oversees accounting, purchasing, tax collection, billing, financial reporting, debt, and investment management. Finance directs the City’s budgeting process, monitors the long-term financial plan, and prepares related policy recommendations. Additionally, the Department plans City debt issuance, and monitors the City’s utility rates to ensure financial stability of these systems. Finance is also liaison to several boards including the General Government and Finance (GGAF) Advisory Board, the Georgetown Economic Development Corporation (GEDCO), and the Georgetown Transportation Enhancement Corporation (GTEC).
Leigh Wallace became the City of Georgetown’s Finance Director in February 2016.
Mrs. Wallace has worked in local government since 2007 with experience in finance and public water utility. Prior to joining the City of Georgetown, Wallace served in the Budget Office for the City of Austin. As the corporate budget manager she developed and monitored Austin’s $3.5 billion annual operating budget. During her time in Austin, Wallace served as the team leader for the Leadership International City/County Management Association Class of 2012 for the Edmonton Capital Projects Consulting Team in Edmonton, Alberta in Canada.
Mrs. Wallace’s current initiatives in Georgetown include implementing a new financial software system, and improving the transparency of Georgetown’s financial reports and processes.