City of West Fargo hires Judy Afdahl as Finance Director

Photo by: City of West Fargo
Photo by: City of West Fargo

(West Fargo, ND) -- The City of West Fargo has announced it's hired Judy Afdahl as Finance Director.

In this role, Afdahl is responsible for the management of accounting, debt/treasury management, utility billing, budgeting, accounts payable/receivable, payroll and investments of the City. The Finance Director also provides management, leadership, and coordination over all areas of fiscal operations, forecasting and analysis for the City.

“Judy joins the City of West Fargo with extensive municipal government experience,” said City Administrator Tina Fisk. “Her expertise in financial management and accounting make her a great fit to lead our Finance Department, and we are happy to welcome her to the team.”

Afdahl had a 21-year career with the City of Woodbury, Minnesota. She began as an accountant in 2000, spent 18 years as the Assistant Finance Director, and later led the department as the Controller.

“Woodbury was the fastest growing city in Minnesota through most of my tenure there, and I see many similarities in the thoughtful growth and initiatives taken by the City of West Fargo,” said Afdahl. “I am excited to share my knowledge and experience and to be part of a thriving community both as a new resident of West Fargo and as an employee.”

Afdahl holds a Bachelor of Science in business administration with an accounting concentration from the University of Wisconsin, River Falls.