The Town of Florence has successfully concluded its search for a new Finance Director with the selection of Rey Sanchez to that important post. Sanchez is currently the Financial Services Manager for the City of Tolleson and replaces Joe Jarvis, who has left the Town service to become the Town Manager in Springerville, Arizona. Town Manager Brent Billingsley announced the appointment of Sanchez and cited his significant experience with the City of Tolleson beginning as a payroll clerk in 2005 and ultimately promoting to his current role. Sanchez will begin his duties with the Town of Florence on April 22nd.

Mr. Billingsley added that “Rey worked his way up in the Tolleson organization and has had involvement in every aspect of a municipal finance department operation. His reputation in that organization is excellent and he has been characterized as the individual in the department who is the ‘go-to’ person. Florence is going to benefit greatly because of the depth of his experience. I’m pleased to have him leading our experienced Finance Department team.”

Sanchez holds a degree in accounting from Western International University and anticipates receiving his Master’s Degree in early 2020 from Grand Canyon University. He is also currently enrolled in the Certified Public Manager Program at Arizona State University and will be graduating from that program in December.

“I’m very honored to be selected to be the Town’s next Finance Director and I’m excited to be joining a great team of professionals there,” Sanchez commented. “I’ll be relocating to the Florence area and so I’m really looking forward to becoming a part of the community.”