Shoreline Water District is pleased to announce the newest member of our special purpose district: Barbara Shosten, CPA. Barb will serve as the District’s new Finance Manager, replacing Mary O’Day who relocated to the east coast to be with her family.
One of the many reasons we chose to hire Barb was her broad range of experience in utility finance management, having served as the Finance Manager for the City of Bellevue’s Utilities Department, and the Director of Finance for Public Utility District No. 1 of Whatcom County.
Another reason we felt she was a perfect fit was her proven track record of proactive financial management. While at the City of Bellevue, Barb helped establish policies and practices that helped build financial reserves, enabling the City to be prepared in the event of an infrastructure failure—an approach not always taken by City-managed utilities.
Barb also offered first hand experience with Shoreline Water District financials. While serving as a Project Manager for FCS Group (a financial management consulting firm), Barb led a project team in developing Shoreline Water District’s long term financial strategy in 2005, and performing the financial review for our evaluation of the SPU facilities in the City of Shoreline.
Barb will continue to uphold Shoreline Water District’s philosophy of long-term conservative fiscal planning that has made our district so successful throughout our 80+ year history. We invite you to stop by and say hello!