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Pittsburg Finance Director Retires After 38 Years


City of Pittsburg Finance Director Jaime Clarkson is retiring this week after serving nearly 40 years with the city.


Clarkson began his career with the city in 1982, working in several different positions within the finance department before being promoted to finance director in 2012.


As the director, he was responsible for leading the city’s finance team, compiling the city’s comprehensive annual financial report, managing the city’s budgeting process, and creating the five-year forecast.


Under his leadership, the city finance department was successfully awarded a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association for 23 consecutive years. Clarkson also contributed to the city receiving an upgraded bond rating in 2015 from A+ to AA- by Standard and Poor’s.

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