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Finance Department

Mission Statement

Our department’s mission is to provide exceptional service through communication and accountability, while always being transparent.

Vision Statement

The vision of our department is to build upon our solid foundation, by garnering the trust of our citizens by managing their tax dollars in an ethical manner.


The Finance Department is responsible for receipting funds received by the Town and monitoring sales tax.  The department also oversees payroll, accounts receivable, accounts payable, grants, accounting, auditing, special districts, as well as budget preparation and administration.


The Finance Department’s Grants Division endeavors to provide alternative funding sources through grant searches, grant application, grant awards and grant reporting.  The Grants Division provides funding for necessary capital and operational needs that the Town may not be able to fund through its normal budgets.

The Grants Division works to improve the quality of life for the residents of the Town of Florence by obtaining grants to meet community needs.


The Grants Division assists Town government by researching funding or technical assistance opportunities to support municipal or community needs that have been identified and by providing staff assistance with writing, submitting grant applications and administering awards.  The Grants Division neither writes, nor administers grants on behalf of special interest groups including non-profit or private organizations.


* The Town does not currently have any grant funds available for commercial building rehabilitation.


**Residents looking for housing subsidy or first-time home buyer assistance should contact either their USDA Rural Development representative at (602) 285-6373 or the Arizona Department of Housing at the following link: Residents seeking owner-occupied housing rehabilitation assistance may call  Jennifer Evans, Grants and Management Analyst  at (520) 868-7549.

Home Buyer Information

Arizona Department of Housing
Programs are available throughout Arizona for first-time home buyers.  They include down payment and/or closing cost assistance and other ways to make buying a home affordable. Telephone: 1-602-771-1000

Arizona Housing Finance Authority
The Arizona Housing Finance Authority is able to issue Multi-family Revenue Bonds for rental projects, low-interest Single-family Mortgage Revenue Bonds for first-time homebuyers’ primary financing, and Mortgage Credit Certificates to help provide additional income for first-time homebuyers through tax credits. Telephone: 1-602-771-1000

USDA Rural Development
USDA Rural Development offers Section 502 loans to help low-income individuals or households purchase homes in rural areas. Funds can be used to build, repair, renovate or relocate a home, or to purchase and prepare sites, including water and sewage facilities. Contact Virginia Rivera at 1-602-285-6373 or

Housing Our Communities
Housing Our Communities is a state-wide Community Housing Development Organization that increases awareness of affordable housing options; creates better informed consumers through homebuyer education classes; provides one-on-one housing counseling to help clients identify and address personal barriers to homeownership; and multiplies the number of affordable homes by acquiring and repairing existing properties for resale to low-income and moderate-income first-time homebuyer families. Telephone: 1-877-649-1335

Making Home Affordable Program Announcement
Making Homes Affordable Guidelines
Making Homes Affordable Face Sheet

No Grant Documents at this time

Annual Budgets

Reports, Studies and Documents

Joe Jarvis


Contact Us

775 N Main Street
PO Box 2670
Florence, AZ 85132

Phone: 520-868-7624
Fax: 520-868-7501
Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.


Finance Staff

Joe JarvisFinance
Finance Director
Joan MillerFinance
Accounting Manager
Dorothy CardenasFinance
Accounting Technician
Yvonne TackettFinance
Allessandra AllenFinance
Finance Projects Analyst
Carol SchaubschlagerFinance
Customer Service Representative
Lindsea McKinleyFinance
Customer Service Representative
Debbie FriasFinance
Assessment Specialist
Jacqui MooreFinance
Payroll Specialist
Stacy RamirezFinance
Utility Billing Supervisor