City Hires Shay Narayan as Budget Manager

Press Release

Press Release - City Hires Shay Narayan as Budget Manager

Posted: 09/07/2017

shay narayan portraitElk Grove City Manager Laura S. Gill announced today the hiring of Shay Narayan as the City’s new Budget Manager. Mr. Narayan fills the vacancy created by the departure of Andrew Keys last April.

Before coming to the City, Mr. Narayan worked for more than five years with the USDA Forest Service and the US Department of Energy as a budget analyst. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics, Mathematics, General Science and a Masters of Science in Economics from Portland State University.

Mr. Narayan was hired as the City’s Budget Analyst in 2014 and was promoted to Senior Budget Analyst in 2016. During his tenure at the City, he has introduced financial transparency tools such as Open Budget and Open Checkbook and launched the City’s Performance Measures program. He has served as the Interim Budget Manager since April.

“I am confident that Shay will do a fantastic job as Budget Manager,” said Ms. Gill. “His previous work as a budget analyst, combined with his hard work and dedication to preparing the 2017-18 Budget clearly demonstrated to me that he has all of the skills and abilities that the City needs to soundly manage the budget as we continue to grow.”

The Budget Manager is a position within the City Manager’s Office that supervises and coordinates the City’s budget functions and programs. This position manages the annual development and ongoing implementation of the City’s operating budget; assists with the development and implementation of the capital improvement budget; plans, organizes, and evaluates a variety of City financial and operational activities; ensures department compliance with applicable federal and state laws, ordinances, and codes; and coordinates with other divisions, outside agencies, and the public.

In addition to his work for the City, Mr. Narayan serves as the Finance Director/Treasurer for the Municipal Management Association of Northern California (MMANC) and is a member of the 2017 Leadership Elk Grove class. Mr. Narayan resides in Elk Grove with his wife, Jaya.

Mr. Narayan’s promotion took effect on August 21, 2017.

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