The city of Avondale recently announced James Alcantar is the finance and budget department’s new assistant director.
Alcantar, who has more than nine years of experience in government finance, will help oversee the operations of the city’s finance and budget department.
Prior to joining Avondale last month, Alcantar was most recently the assistant director of finance for the city of Bellevue, Washington, where he led the accounting, treasury, debt, investments and budget divisions. His experience also includes the role of chief financial officer for Youngtown and fiscal analyst for Arizona.
His education includes a Master of Public Administration with an emphasis in public finance from the University of Arizona, and a Master of Accounting from the University of North Carolina.