Lorenzo Hines finalist for City of Lynnwood finance director position

Lynnwood Today is reporting that Lorenzo Hines, current finance director for the City of Edmonds who has been embroiled in an ongoing controversy with two Edmonds City Councilmembers, may be the City of Lynnwood’s new finance director.

According to Lynnwood Today,  Mayor Don Gough has announced that Hines is his choice for Lynnwood’s finance director position. The Lynnwood City Council is expected to make the final decision on Hines’ appointment at tonight’s council meeting.

The council interviewed  five finalists for the position last week, Lynnwood Today said.

“From all the information, opinions, comments by staff, panel members, and community members and the city council, and based upon my review of materials and interviews, there is a very strong consensus about who our next finance director should be,” Gough said.

The City Council wants to confirm the new finance director soon so there can be some overlap time with interim director Pat Dugan, Lynnwood Today said.

  1. Yep. Now we will spend even more money searching for a new finance director. Why don’t we hire a headhunter for this purpose and pay his/her fees too! WAHOO!!!

  2. Probably for the best with all the friction between him and a couple council members. I hope that better accounting methods will be adopted in Edmonds so the public can see where the money really goes and understand it…it seems so convoluted and taxes are high, both utility and property taxes, and the public has a right to know!! After all, Edmonds council members and Mayor have been talking about putting a levy before the people to raise property taxes to get more money to run city govt. I guess a bad economy and the message from the voters last Nov. didn’t sink in!!!!!!

  3. Michael, thanks for the comment but what is not well understood is that gov’t accounting is not private/bank accounting. Different rules, accountability, schedules, etc. Hope we look for the right person.

  4. Regrettably, at this point in time, this is probably the best resolution of such a nasty situation. I am confident that Mr. Hines is competent at his job, but he had other issues that should have been dealt with by Mike Cooper soon after he was appointed Mayor. I believe that the situation could have been resolved back then, and the city wouldn’t now have to go through the time, expense, and start-up period associated with a replacement.

  5. The context in which RFQ is used above, Teresa’s response is correct. In the business world that I come from RFQ means Request for Quotation.

  6. hey everybody Dianne B is more than qualfiyed to do that job if Hindes leaves, She would be good for the city, why not look at her work history pretty impressive, she has done something right in her life cause she is not that old and retired

  7. Ron Wambolt also believes the school district is managing their resources wisely. I wonder if he would tell us where he stands on Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny and unicorns.

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