New Finance Director To Start Monday
West U. City Council has approved the hiring of former City of Baytown Finance Director Rhonda Daugherty to replace long-time Finance Director Walter Thomas, who will retire next June. Daugherty will begin her employment iwth the city Monday,Sept. 15, with Thomas will still take the lead in this year’s budget process, and will stay with the city to assist Daugherty until his June, 2009 retirement.
Daugherty began as a part-time accountant for the City of Baytown in 1992, and left as finance director in June of this year.
The city began advertising for a new finance director about a month ago in the hopes that Thomas could take the new hire under his wing for the months before Thomas’s retirement.
Thomas originally announced his retirement a couple of years ago, but ended up staying after the city had trouble finding a suitable replacement.