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Posted on: December 10, 2018

Director of Finance appointed


City of Brighton City Manager Philip Rodriguez is pleased to announce the appointment of Ronald Lay to serve as Director of Finance. As Director, Lay will oversee accounting, budget implementation, procurement and contracts, revenue, and customer connections.

Prior to joining the City of Brighton, Lay worked as a managing consultant for Hawksley Consulting where he served as a project manager and client service manager for various water, wastewater, and stormwater projects while also managing the system development and quality assurance of a large database of utility financial data. Before that role, Lay served as the finance director of the Town of Firestone for six years. He has also served as a senior consultant for Brown and Caldwell Environmental Engineers, finance director for South Adams County Water/Sanitation District, an accountant for the City of Westminster and the City of Arvada, and a sales tax auditor for the City of Lakewood.

Lay received his bachelor’s degree in accounting from Metropolitan State College of Denver and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).

Please join City Manager Rodriguez in welcoming Ronald to the City of Brighton.

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