Hamed Jones has fourteen years of governmental accounting experience with the City of Palmdale, where he started his career as an Account Clerk and worked his way up to Assistant Finance Manager / Deputy City Treasurer. His governmental experience includes cash receipting, debt management, assessment district administration, cash and treasury management, financial analysis, financial statement reporting, and budget preparation and monitoring. He also has over a decade of supervisory experience over accounts receivable, accounts payable, and payroll.
As Administrative Services Director, Jones is responsible for oversight and direct risk management, information services and District financial operations, which includes development of the annual budget, evaluating the District’s needs and fiscal condition, and identifying and implementing improved processes and cost-effective practices.
Mr. Jones holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics/Applied Science with an Accounting and Management Plan from the University of California Los Angeles and a Masters Degree in Accounting and Financial Management from the Keller Graduate School of Management. His hobbies include UCLA sports, fishing, coaching AYSO soccer, and traveling with his family
I moved to BVS in August of 2018. I volunteered for the finance committee due to all the correspondence about the water rates because I wanted to be better informed so I could participate more knowledgeably in the discussion. I have worked in higher education for the last decade in the grants office. I have also served as a city parks and recreation commissioner and nonprofit board president in the past. I believe that my skills in management, budgeting and grant writing could prove useful for some of our community's needs in the future.
I have joined the Ladies Club and hope to participate with the cart club and the one of the other horse groups like the Buckaroos. I am thrilled to be here in the valley with my horses, goats, chickens, dogs and pig!
My goal for working on the finance committee is to ensure that we take care of the future of our community in a realistic and proactive way.
With more than 30 years of city and town management experience in California, Washinton, Minnesota, and Missouri, Bill has managed annual budgets ranging from 6 million dollars to 95 million dollars and has led both small and medium sized communities.
He holds a bachelor's and master's degree in Public Administration and was a International City/County Managers Association (ICMA) Credentialed City Manager for 15 years.