Airports Finance Manager Michael Lima Selected for Fresno Controller/Finance Director Position

Fresno City Manager Bruce Rudd has named former airports finance manager Michael Lima as his pick for the city’s next controller/finance director, pending approval from the city council.

Lima, 40, has been with the city for two decades. He has managed finances for the Airports Department for the past 12 years, overseeing an average budget of $40 million. During his tenure, he also secured important finance agreements, including the bond issuance for the Fresno Yosemite International Airport’s rental car facility in 2007 and terminal concourse bonds in 2013.

Lima previously worked for the city’s Budget and Management Studies Division. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration/Accountancy and Master’s of Business Administration from Fresno State.

"Mr. Lima is a long-standing, well-respected professional within our organization who has extensive municipal finance experience and a strong understanding of the city of Fresno's fiscal structure," Rudd said. "He is exceptionally qualified to lead the wide range of comprehensive finance support services to the mayor, the City Council, and all city departments."

The council will vote on Lima’s appointment on September 11.

Read more about Michael Lima here.