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  Donald Palmer
Director of Finance
Led by the Director of Finance, the Finance Division serves the City of Newcastle by providing accounting, budget, and financial management support necessary for daily operations and long-term decision-making.

Our responsiblities include:


Working with the City Manager and other staff to develop a recommended budget annually for submission to the City Council
Forecasting revenue and expenses
Monitoring the actual revenue and expense performance of the annual budget adopted by the City Council
Paying bills, administering payroll, and issuing bills for money due to the City
Serving as the liaison with the Office of the State Auditor during the annual audit of the City's finances
Managing the City's fund balances
Registering Alarm Monitoring Devices
City of Newcastle Honored for 2015 Budget Presentation
The City of Newcastle’s Finance Department received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for the seventh straight year. This award reflects the commitment of the City and staff to meeting the highest principles of governmental budgeting.

"The Finance Department staff is dedicated to providing a full accounting of the tax dollars from Newcastle residents," said Finance Director Donald Palmer. "The Budget we put together each year serves as an important tool in managing the City’s day to day finances as well as a guideline for the entire year."


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