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CANDIDATE STATEMENT

My name is Lauren Posada, and I am running for Antioch City Treasurer. I have lived in Antioch most of my life and recently purchased a home here with my husband and two daughters. I have witnessed the rapid growth of our City and believe that Antioch can become a model city in the bay area with the right leadership in place.

I have an extensive finance background and bring 10 years of experience in both private and municipal services. For the past five years, I have worked in the City of Antioch’s Finance Department where I have gained a deep understanding of City investments, departmental budgeting, and how City funds are collected. 

There are a number of challenges that Antioch faces in the coming years and I want to ensure that we are properly managing our investments and expenditures. Growing unfunded liabilities and forecasted budget deficits are serious concerns for all of us as Antioch residents. I will provide the foresight and support to help our City Council make prudent decisions that will lead our City to fiscal sustainability.

As your City Treasurer, I will work to establish a program to engage staff to identify and correct budget control weaknesses, provide effective oversight of the City’s procurement activities, support changes to maximize transparency and increase public participation in the budgeting process, and protect the city’s investment earnings by thoroughly reviewing accounts and recommending consolidation where necessary.

 

I am ready to serve. I humbly ask for your vote.