The Las Vegas City Council unanimously appointed Susan Heltsley as finance director Wednesday.
Heltsley was hired from the Clark County Water Reclamation District, where she filled a similar role.
Heltsley’s career in government finance spans nearly 20 years including for Washington state, according to the city. She has also been a private consultant assisting state and county governments.
Heltsley will oversee accounting, budgeting, purchasing and contracts. The city passed a final $628 million general fund budget for this fiscal year, which reflected a better-than-expected economic recovery from pandemic-related restrictions.
Heltsley replaces former Finance Director Venetta Appleyard, who retired, the city said.