City Manager/Finance Director, City of Bushnell
Jody Young is the City Manager/Finance Director for the City of Bushnell, a position she has held since 2018. In this role Jody manages the day to day operations of a full service city with a permanent population of 3,200 residents, 32 employees, and a $13 million operating and capital improvements budget. The City of Bushnell has 4 Enterprise Funds – Electric, Water, Sewer and Sanitation, and takes great pride in providing these services to its citizens.
Jody has been employed with the City of Bushnell for 13 years, and has held many positions in the Finance Department during her tenure, and prior to being appointed to the position of City Manager by the city council.
Jody holds a bachelor's degree in Business Administration with a specialization in Accounting from Saint Leo University. Jody holds the designation of Certified Public Manager (CPM) through the Florida State University Florida Center for Public Management. Jody also holds the designation of Certified Government Finance Officer (CGFO) through the Florida Government Finance Officer's Association.
Jody is active in the Florida Municipal Power Agency (FMPA), and currently serves on the FMPA Finance Committee, as a member of the FMPA Board of Directors, and a member of the FMPA Executive Committee. Jody is also active in the Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA), and currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors. In 2019 Jody was a recipient of the Larry Hobart 7 Hats Award from the American Public Power Association (APPA), which recognizes utility managers who serve in the nation's smaller communities and whose variety of management responsibilities extends well beyond those of a manager in a larger system with a larger staff.
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