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Finance Department Mission Statement

The mission of the Finance Department is to provide the public, mayor, city council, and city staff with fiscally responsible municipal services in a cost-effective and efficient manner with an emphasis on customer service and a commitment to strive for excellence.

Finance Department Director

Finance Director, Erin Gwinn
3100 Belmont Blvd. Suite 100
West Richland, WA 99353
Phone: 509-967-3431

Finance Department Functions

The Finance Department provides a variety of services to citizens, businesses, City officials and departments. The Department has two main areas of concentration: finance and customer service. The Finance Department is responsible for financial and budgetary control of the City. The Department provides accounting and reporting for general ledger, payroll, accounts payable and receivable, investments, debt, local improvement districts, grants, fixed assets, and capital projects. Customer service performs utility billing and related inquiries, setting up new accounts, issuing business and animal licenses, and coordinating meter reading activities.

Reports and Resources:

Mayor’s 2021 & 2022 Proposed Budget and Budget Message

City of West Richland 2019-2020 Budget Book

City of West Richland Master Fee Schedule

Finance Department Forms

Gambling Tax Report

Finance Department Staff:

Phone: 509-967-3431

Finance Director, Erin Gwinn

Senior Accountant, Michelle Wheeler

Accountant, Laura Meinecke

Accounting Technician, Mary Weiglein

Utility Billing Accountant, Jade Thayer

Utility Billing Specialist, Lynette Sewell

Utility Billing Clerk, Paula Kauer

Administrative Assistant,  Jessica Bates