Dawn Lang has been with the City of Chandler Arizona (population 283,000) for over 15 years, appointed as Deputy City Manager|CFO, in August 2021. She is responsible for overseeing the Management Services Department which includes all financial functions for the City (i.e, Accounting, Budget, Tax and Licensing, Utility Services, Purchasing), as well as the Departments of Information Technology and Fleet & Facilities.
Dawn has over 24 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 the committee of 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. Before her career in municipal government finance, she obtained experience in trust accounting, 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.