City of Menifee announces appointment of new chief financial officer

Travis Hickey has been appointed chief financial officer for the City of Menifee. Photo provided by the City of Menifee.

The City of Menifee announced the appointment of Travis Hickey as chief financial officer. Hickey will manage the city’s Finance Department, as well as coordinate with other city departments and outside agencies on financial matters. He will officially start his new role in Menifee on October 16.

Hickey has more than 26 years of experience in local government finance, with the first 14 years in public accounting providing auditing and consulting services to a variety of California government agencies. His experience primarily includes city governments, but he also has experience working with counties, school districts, and special purpose governments.

In 2011, Hickey transitioned to municipal government, most recently serving as director of finance and administrative services for the City of Santa Fe Springs since 2018.

“Travis has a tremendous wealth of experience in financial matters, especially as they relate to local government,” Menifee City Manager Armando G. Villa said. “We are confident that he will continue to ensure that our city’s finances are held to the highest standards of excellence.”

Hickey has extensive expertise in all areas of local government finance, including the development of annual award-winning budgets and comprehensive financial audits, along with typical finance functions such as payroll, accounts payable/receivable, capital assets, and cashiering. 

Hickey is also well-versed in a variety of public financing options, including leases, bonds, and assessment districts, as well as portfolio management principles, systems implementations, fee studies, overhead calculations, and federal/state grant programs.

“I am very excited for the opportunity to lead the well-established and knowledgeable finance team in Menifee,” Hickey said. “Working with our city leadership and staff, we will continue to maintain strong financial practices to safeguard taxpayer dollars and ensure the City continues to thrive.”

Hickey is a California-licensed certified public accountant and a member of a variety of professional associations, including the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Government Finance Officers Association, and the California Society of Municipal Finance Officers. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration–accounting from California State University, San Bernardino.


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