City of Blaine welcomes new finance director

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The city of Blaine has a new finance director: Daniel Heverling.

“I’m most excited to provide valuable service to the citizens of Blaine and to provide reliable, solid financial statements people can use to make decisions,” he said.

Heverling grew up in Bellingham and attended Washington State University, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration, with majors in management information systems and accounting. He then continued on to receive his master’s degree in accounting.

The new finance director has worked at KPMG International, one of the four largest public accounting firms in the world; Moss Adams, where he audited tribal casinos; the Bellingham and Whatcom Housing Authority; and the U.S. Army as a mechanized infantry soldier.

Heverling worked for the city of Bellingham for 11 years as a senior accountant before eventually working at the city of Marysville as a utility billing supervisor, his last job before Blaine.

“I thought it would be perfect to work for the city of Blaine because I really love this area,” he said. “It’s the position I wanted. I applied, got it and couldn’t be happier.”

Outside of work, Heverling enjoys learning to fly helicopters, investing in stocks and going on hikes with his girlfriend and dog, Mia.

“I want to see revenues stable and continue to grow to do projects that are necessary and important to citizens, such as fixing the sewer system in east Blaine or remodeling downtown so we can do projects that help Blaine attract more people to this area,” Heverling said.

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