ENCINITAS — Timothy Nash has been appointed city of Encinitas Finance Director. Reporting to City Manager Gus Vina, Nash will supervise a staff of 12. Major responsibilities include budget preparation and presentation, capital improvement planning and budgeting, and long-term financial planning.Nash has garnered three decades of experience in diverse areas of local government financial management along with demonstrated leadership in working effectively with elected officials, municipal departments/staff and citizens. Prior to joining Encinitas on Oct. 29, Nash served Greeley, Colorado for 30 years. After beginning in 1982 as Chief Accountant, in 1987 he was named Finance Director of this northern Colorado municipality with a population of 94,000 and annual budget of $196 million.
During his Greeley tenure, Nash developed financial plans for a $176 million, multifaceted, quality-of-life capital and operating program and a $25 million public safety facility. He improved key bond ratings, was appointed to a high-level public safety pension association by two Colorado governors and earned Government Finance Officers Association annual awards in financial reporting and budget presentations every year for more than two decades.
Nash said that he was attracted to the Encinitas position in large part because of the city’s fiscally sound policies. “I am impressed by the city’s strategic planning, fiscal discipline and financially prudent policies that have kept Encinitas in the black despite the economic downturn. I know that the city maintains one of the highest credit ratings in the state and I look forward to continuing the financially conservative policies, such as maintaining sizable city council reserves, that have proven successful.”