Dawn Lang has been with the City of Chandler Arizona (population 265,000) for over 13 years, appointed as Management Services Director in January 2012. Dawn is the Chief Financial Officer for the City, responsible for overseeing multiple divisions including Accounting, Budget, Tax and Licensing, Utility Services and Purchasing.
Dawn has over 22 years’ experience in municipal government finance and has served on the national Government Finance Officers Association’s (GFOA) Executive Committee, previously on the GFOA committee of Budget and Fiscal Policy, and Accounting, Auditing and Financial Reporting. Prior to coming to Chandler, Arizona, Dawn was the Finance Officer for a small City in Oregon, and then became the Assistant Finance Director, then Budget Director for the City of Dubuque, Iowa (population 60,000) for 7 years. Prior to her career in municipal government finance, she obtained experience in trust accounting (including retirement and pensions), public accounting, and tax and corporate finance. Dawn obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Business and Accounting from Montana State University – Billings and has her CPA.