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Mayor Wheeler appoints new City Budget Office director

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Today, the City of Portland announces Timothy Grewe as the Director of the City Budget Office. Grewe worked for 35 years in a variety of public management and finance positions in the United States. During his 30-year tenure with the City of Portland, Oregon he served in a variety of positions including the City’s first Chief Administrative Officer, its Director of the Office of Finance and Management, and the Director of Financial Planning. He also held positions at the Bureau of Fire and Rescue and the Office of Planning and Development. 

“The City Budget Office is critical to a well-performing city government, particularly as we work to implement charter reforms,” said Mayor Ted Wheeler. “Mr. Grewe brings over three-decades of leadership experience and management expertise to this position and we are incredibly fortunate to have him back with the city. We have an ambitious agenda this year and I look forward to working with him as we approach upcoming budget cycles.”  

For the last 15 years Grewe has worked for the US Department of the Treasury, Office of Technical Assistance Budget and Financial Accountability Program as a Senior Advisor. In this capacity he is responsible for supervising in-country assistance engagements focused on improving treasury management and budgeting systems in countries with developing and transitioning economies. Prior to becoming a Senior Advisor, Grewe served for 12 years as an OTA Resident Advisor working within Finance Ministries in the Republic of Georgia, the Kingdom of Cambodia, El Salvador, and Madagascar assisting in improving public financial management systems.   

Grewe has been a member of the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) of the United States and Canada for over thirty years and served as its President in 2001-2002.