HOQUIAM, Wash. - The City Councils of the City of Hoquiam and Ocean Shores will consider a short-term agreement to provide financial management services to the City of Ocean Shores beginning September 1.
“The resignation of Ocean Shores Finance Director Art Wuerth created the opportunity to consider other methods of delivering essential public services. This partnership is about service collaboration and benefits it can bring to the citizens we serve over the long term,” said Ocean Shores Mayor French. “We believe this relationship would reduce duplication in administration, improve operating efficiency and provide better opportunities for sharing resources. This agreement is crafted to create a win-win situation that benefits citizens in both jurisdictions in a way that is fiscally responsible and fair.”
The City of Hoquiam Finance Department has been a leader in municipal finance. The City has received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the Government Finance Officer’s Association and Washington Finance Officer’s Association. Hoquiam also recently had their Investment Policy certified by the Association of Public Treasurers.