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City Hires New Finance Director

The City of Farmington Hills is pleased to announce the selection of Steve Barr as the new Finance Director/Treasurer.  He replaces Dave Gajda, who retired after serving in that position for seven years. 
Prior to joining the City, Steve Barr worked for six years as the Assistant Superintendent – Business and Operations for the Novi Community School District.  He has also previously worked as the Executive Director of Business for the Macomb Intermediate School District, as the Finance Director for the Troy School District, and held several positions, including Controller, during 11 years with Utica Community Schools.

In addition to his work for several school districts, Mr. Barr was an Auditor with both Plante Moran and Price Waterhouse.  He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Michigan State University and holds his Certified Public Accountant license.  Mr. Barr has been a frequent presenter at local and state conferences and workshops and has been a member of multiple financial and audit committees at the state level.




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