City Manager Announces New Finance Director

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Press Release - Elk Grove City Manager Announces New Finance Director

Posted: 05/19/2021

image of Matthew PaulinElk Grove City Manager Jason Behrmann announced today the selection of Matthew Paulin as the City’s next Finance Director.

“I have great confidence in Mr. Paulin’s ability to lead the City’s Finance team as we continue our economic recovery efforts,” said Behrmann.

The selection of Mr. Paulin concludes a national recruitment process following the retirement of the former Finance Director, Brad Koehn.

Mr. Paulin comes to the City with more than 25 years of public sector work experience, most recently as the Assistant County Administrator for San Joaquin County. Prior to that, he served as the Chief Financial Officer for the City of Stockton (2016-2020) and held finance positions with the California Department of Finance and the California Department of Motor Vehicles.

“I look forward to joining the Elk Grove team and continuing the Finance Department’s good work,” said Mr. Paulin.

Mr. Paulin is an Army veteran. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from the University of the Pacific and a master’s degree in Public Administration from California State University Stanislaus.  Mr. Paulin will start work with the City of Elk Grove on May 24, 2021.

In FY 2020-21, the City of Elk Grove is operating with a $304 million city budget. The City’s Finance Department has been honored by the Government Financial Officers Association (GFOA) for excellence in financial reporting for last eighteen consecutive years.

“Our Finance Department works extremely hard to monitor and report the City’s spending and financial management to ensure that our residents are being provided with the best value and service for their investment,” said Behrmann. “Mr. Paulin understands and appreciates our commitment to using Elk Grove’s tax dollars wisely.”

For more information about the City’s Finance Department, visit

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