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Posted on: March 8, 2019

City selects new Finance Director

JeffreyWood

TAYLOR, Texas –Following a national search for a new Finance Director, Interim City Manager Jeff Jenkins is
pleased to announce that the City of Taylor has hired Jeffrey Wood. Mr. Wood, who will be coming to Texas
from Michigan, has served as the Treasurer of the Muskegon Charter Township since 2008. He will begin his
new duties with the City of Taylor on March 18, taking over the reins from long-time Finance Director
Rosemarie Dennis, who has held the position since 2006. Ms. Dennis, who submitted her resignation in
October 2018, will retire at the end of March.
Mr. Wood holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Grand Valley State University and
completed the Seidman Financial Planning Certificate Program from Grand Valley State in 2004. Mr. Wood
is a Certified Financial Planner, and has served on the Planning Commission for the Muskegon Charter
Township since 2010.
Mr. Jenkins said that Mr. Wood stood out from the other candidates because his background and
experience seemed well suited to the City of Taylor. “I think that Mr. Wood’s financial perspective will allow
him to not only maintain our finances, but also help us manage our financial picture effectively and
efficiently as our City continues to grow. He has a lot of great experience working with a tight budget, and I
feel confident that he will do a good job of helping us stay on track. I’m looking forward to welcoming him
to Texas.”
Mr. Wood will be responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the Finance Department, including
budget preparation, policy development and interpretation, and preparation of financial reports. He will
also provide assistance on strategic and tactical matters related to budget management, cost benefit
analysis, financial forecasting, long range financial planning, utility billing, and securing new funding, as well
as monitoring the financial status of the City.

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