Mayor Jeremy Jensen is recommending Patrick Brown for appointment as the city of Grand Island’s next finance director.

Brown most recently served as an auditor for Revenue Recovery Group since 2017. His responsibilities included managing a caseload of 25-30 audits for different municipalities sales, use, lodging, admissions, OPT and other taxes/fees.

Prior to serving as an auditor, Brown was a revenue and licensing officer for the City of Boulder, Colo., a deputy director of finance/revenue manager for the city of Centennial, Colo., a revenue manager for the City of Arvada, Colo., and a tax auditor supervisor for the state of Arkansas.

In Boulder, Brown managed the licensing and tax audit staff, worked with senior management on strategic direction of the city and was involved with various tax code changes, regulations, and interpretations. When managing for the city of Centennial, Brown was responsible for all city revenue sources, including sales/tax use administration and audit, establishing short and long-range priorities and preparing revenue budgets.

Brown currently resides in Hays, Kansas.

This position is an appointed position. The position is appointed by the Mayor and approved by the city council and serves through the Mayor’s term.

“Patrick will bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to our team that will compliment our current efforts of refocusing on long-range financial planning,” Jensen said. “We are very fortunate to have this opportunity and I believe his leadership will position us for the accelerating growth I expect Grand Island to experience over the next decade.”

Brown’s appointment is on the city council agenda for council approval on June 12. Jensen told The Independent Brown will be present at the meeting and there will be a meet-and-greet from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday prior to the city council meeting.

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