On Wednesday February 19, Yavapai County Administrator, Phil Bourdon, presented the Board of Supervisors with the name of Lars Johnson, as a candidate to fill the position of Yavapai County Finance Director. The Board voted unanimously to accept the recommendation and appoint Mr. Johnson effective March 30, 2020. Mr. Johnson is replacing Dan Rusing who retired from the position in 2019.
Mr. Johnson grew up in Prescott Arizona, has B.S. in Business and Administration, an M.S. in Economics and Business Administration, and is a CPA in Arizona. Mr. Johnson worked at the City of Prescott from 2013 to 2018 as the Budget and Tax Manager and moved to the City of Litchfield Park to be the Finance Director in 2018.
Mr. Johnson said, “I am excited about working for the Board of Supervisors and serving the residents of Yavapai County.”
Yavapai County Board of Supervisors Chairman Craig Brown said, “We are happy to have Lars Johnson join us at the county, I am sure he is going to do a great job. He comes to us with considerable finance credentials and is a long time Arizona resident. The Finance staff has done a great job in the interim and I am sure they are excited to have someone with his background in that position.”