City of Chandler names Deputy City Manager – Chief Financial Officer

Aug. 30, 2021
Dawn Lang

CHANDLER, Ariz. – City Manager Josh Wright has named Dawn Lang as Deputy City Manager – Chief Financial Officer for the City of Chandler. In this new role, Lang continues to oversee the Management Services Department while the Information Technology Department and Facilities and Fleet Division will now report to her.

“Chandler’s financial management practices and stability have garnered national recognition as one of the few cities in the nation with AAA bond ratings from all three major rating agencies,” said Wright. “Dawn’s leadership is a major reason Chandler has achieved the fiscal prosperity we enjoy today and I am excited for her to take on this opportunity. This new role recognizes her responsibilities as our Chief Financial Officer while offering expanded leadership capacity within the City Manager’s Office.”

Lang’s promotion to Deputy City Manager – Chief Financial Officer is the result of a reclassification of her current position with added responsibilities. She has served as Chandler’s Management Services Director for nearly 10 of her 14-year career at the City of Chandler. In this role, she has overseen the City’s financial functions, including accounting, budget, payroll, purchasing and utility billing services. She also is responsible for oversight of sales tax collection, the administration of special regulatory licenses and business registrations, environmental management compliance and the central supply inventory used by City departments. She has served on the national Government Finance Officers Association Board of Directors, as well as committees to help write best practices for municipal finance.

Prior to joining the City of Chandler in 2007, Lang worked seven years for the City of Dubuque, Iowa, as their budget director and assistant finance director. She is a licensed certified public accountant and graduated from Montana State University with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and major in accounting.

Lang has been an active member of the Kiwanis Club of Chandler for the past 10 years, including service as a past-president in Chandler and past lieutenant governor of its southwest district.


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