Yakima names new finance director

Yakima names new finance director

YAKIMA, Wash. - The city of Yakima will now have a new finance and budget director.

Yakima city manager Cliff Moore announced Monday that Steve Groom has been chosen to become the city’s new finance and budget director.

Moore said Groom will be a good fit for the city because he has a broad range of finance experience in both the public and private sectors.

“He’s worked in a couple of jurisdictions that have had significant budget challenges and helped turn those around so you know we’ve got some budget challenges here in Yakima and so we’re very optimistic that he’s going to make a very positive contribution to our budget and finance team,” Moore said.

Groom has previously worked as a finance director for the city of Palestine, Texas and chief financial officer for the city of Keller, Texas.

He will be replacing Danny Agsalog who resigned from the city earlier this year.

Groom will begin his tenure with the city of Yakima on October 1.

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