Town Hires Chief Fiscal Officer

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On Tuesday morning, the Payson Town Council formally approved the town manager's selection of Debra Anne Galbraith as Payson's next chief fiscal officer. She will take over for the retiring Glen Smith June 2.

Galbraith is currently the finance director for the City of Mukilteo, Wash., where she has been employed since May 2003. Prior to her current job, she was the finance manager for the town of Prescott Valley for three years. She is a certified government financial manager.

The town received 29 applications for the position and interviewed five candidates.

The selection committee of Mayor Bob Edwards, Councilor Su Connell, Gary Gibbons, Joanie King and Fred Carpenter was unanimous in its recommendation.

Galbraith will start working for Payson April 16, and will work with Smith for six weeks before taking over the position June 2.

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