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City of Seal Beach hires new Director of Finance

Photo of Kelly Telford courtesy of the City of Seal Beach.

The City officially welcomed a new Director of Finance/City Treasurer, Kelly Telford on March 9. Kelly Telford has spent 17 years working in and with government agencies in California, including large and small cities, redevelopment agencies/successor agencies, special districts, and Native American Tribes and Tribal casinos. She was most recently the Finance Director for the City of Costa Mesa.

Her expertise includes accounting, financial forecasting, budget development, public utilities, investment management, grant management, human resources, and information technology. She has established a record of success improving financial reporting, internal controls and efficiencies while maintaining a focus on transparency, trust and collaboration.

Kelly began her career at two different public accounting firms specializing in consulting and auditing government agencies where she worked with over 50 government agencies in California. She graduated from California State University, Fullerton with a Business Administration degree with an emphasis in accounting.

Ms. Telford commented on her new position, stating, “I am honored to be selected as the Director of Finance for the City of Seal Beach. I look forward to working with the finance team, executive staff, City Council and the community to continue to uphold the City’s excellent reputation for financial management.”

This article was released by the City of Seal Beach.

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  1. Why did she leave Costa Mesa?

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