PALM SPRINGS — Nancy Pauley, the city of Laguna Beach’s finance officer has been hired as finance director for the city of Palm Springs.

Pauley replaces Geoff Kiehl, who left for a position with the Coachella Valley Water District.

Pauley begins duties at City Hall on Monday, Dec. 17.


Nancy Pauley

Pauley has led the Laguna Beach Finance Department for the past 10 years, according to a city news release. Prior to her position in Laguna Beach, she served as Assistant Finance Director for Skokie, Ill. and as an accountant for Oakbrook, Ill. She also served as Deputy Director of Skokie’s Police and Fire Pension Fund and as a member of the Illinois Department of Insurance Pension Task Force Committee.

In Laguna Beach, Pauley administered the city’s $82 million budget and was responsible for all aspects of the city’s finance department, including the Annual Financial Report, budget forecasting, transient occupancy tax collection, accounts payable and receivable, payroll, business licenses, parking permits, and procurement.

In addition, Pauley initiated highly successful services for residents
and visitors interested in paying for permits and business licenses online.

“Nancy Pauley has a wealth of experience when it comes to financial planning, forecasting, pension reform and producing complex budgets,”  City Manager David H. Ready said in a prepared statement. “We are
thrilled she will be bringing her expertise to the city of Palm Springs and I am excited to welcome her to the executive management team at City Hall.”

Pauley graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Lewis University and is a member of the California Society of Municipal Finance Officers and the Government Finance Officers Association.

“Palm Springs is undergoing a tremendous economic renaissance as one of the premier resort destinations in Southern California and beyond,” Pauley said in a prepared statement. “I am honored to be chosen to lead the City’s Finance Department during this incredible era for the city of Palm Springs. I look forward to meeting my new team and the
exciting challenges ahead.”

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