The Administrative Services Department is supervised by the Administrative Services Director, Michael Whitehead. For the City, he is responsible for the Information Technology Division, Finance Division, Budget, and City Treasury as City Treasurer. In addition, Mike serves as the CFO for the City's nonprofit Pepper Tree Foundation benefiting City parks. Mike has served on the Board of Directors for the California Municipal Treasurers Association, and as the Chair of CMTA Division II. Additionally, Mike served as the Chair of the Los Angeles South Bay Chapter and a member of the Technology Committee for the California State Municipal Finance Officers Association.
The Department also includes Fernando Estrada, Accountant, who oversees Accounts Payables & Payroll, and Laurie Moromisato, Account Clerk II, who manages Business Licenses & Accounts Receivables.
Additionally, the Department administers the cash management and investment programs, license collection, and purchasing. The Department received the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting Award from the Government Finance Officers Association, and the Quality IT Practices Award from the Municipal Information Systems Association of California.