Director of Finance
Belinda Melancon became the Director of Finance for the City of Lufkin in March 2011. Belinda began her career with the City of Lufkin Finance Department in 2000. Belinda holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and History from Stephen F. Austin State University. The direct responsibilities of the Finance Department include payroll, accounts payable, grant accounting, debt management, investment portfolio, annual budget preparation and the annual financial report for the City of Lufkin. Belinda has two school-aged children, Ty and Maci.
The Finance Department is responsible for developing, implementing, and maintaining the City’s financial systems in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles; processing and disbursing funds for payments; process cash collections, managing investments of cash balances; publishing appropriate financial statements, reports, and preparing the City’s annual budget, and managing bonded indebtedness. The department strives to review and improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the City’s financial practices. The department acts as liaison to the City's underwriters, investors, trustees, and other outside parties in the sale of bonds.
The Distinguished Budget Presentation Award is presented by Government Finance Officers Association. In order to receive the award the City must publish a budget document that meets program criteria such as a policy document, as an operations guide, as a financial plan, and as a communications device. The City of Lufkin has received the award for the Annual Operating Budget document for each fiscal year since 1999.
The Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting is awarded by the Government Finance Officers Association to governments whose comprehensive financial reports achieve the highest standards in government accounting and financial reporting. The City of Lufkin has received the award for the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for each fiscal year since 2001.
Contacts for additional information:
|Accounts Recv Lg/PO:||Amanda Christopher||936-633-0252|
|Accounts Payable FPO:||Pamela Toups||936-633-0224|
|Budget Fixed Assets:||Teresa Casanova||936-633-0417|
|Grants Bank Rec:||Sheri Cassin||936-633-0423|