City of Fairfield logoAfter an extensive search, Interim City Manager David Gassaway has selected John Furtado as the Finance Director. He will begin July 18, 2022. 

“I am excited to welcome John to Fairfield. He brings a wide variety of experience in both the private and public sectors, and his depth of knowledge will be a great fit for our ongoing mission of organizational excellence,” said Gassaway. “He has managed many complex budget projects throughout his career and has demonstrated a strong commitment to financial transparency and open government. John will be a great addition to our senior leadership team.”

Furtado comes to Fairfield from the City of Los Altos, where he served as finance director. While there, he created improved citywide financial policies and implemented a plan for funding and maintaining the city’s new and aging assets. 

John Furtado holds a Master’s degree in Finance from Assam Dom Bosco University and a Bachelor’s degree in Finance and Auditing from the University of Goa. Throughout his career, he has earned several financial certifications and designations, including Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), Certified Management Accountant (CMA), Certified Financial Manager (CFM), and Certified Public Accountant (CPA). 

“I am excited for the opportunity to support the city manager and the organization in implementing city council’s goals and priorities while maintaining a responsive and efficient Finance Department,” said Furtado. “Fairfield is a growing city with a full-service government, and I will continue to uphold its economic diversity and transparency.”