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The Department of Finance and Administration is responsible for all accounting, purchasing, information systems, debt management, utility billing, investments, public relations, accounts payable, payroll, human resources and administrative functions of the city.

Ridgeland has a strong financial position, due to rapid commercial and residential development, along with conservative budgeting policies. The major source of general fund revenue is sales tax, which comprises approximately 60% of total revenue. Total ad valorem millage is 20.03 mills, one of the lowest in the Metro area. Ridgeland accounts for 38% of the total assessed value of Madison County.

The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada has awarded the city the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for its comprehensive annual financial report for the past 26 consecutive years. The Certificate is a prestigious national award recognizing conformance with the highest standards for preparation of state and local government financial reports.

Finance and Administration Staff

Paula Tierce, City Clerk/Human Resources Director; Ina Byrd, Deputy Director of Finance and Information Systems; Kristen Beal, Community Promotions Coordinator; Joe Kirchner, I.S. Manager; Girrod Stewart, I.S. Assistant; Ashley Daniel, Deputy Director of Finance; Ericka Brown, Accountant Payroll and Accounts Payable; Kim Traylor, Purchasing Clerk; Gilda Carter, Human Resources Assistant; and Houston Drane, Maintenance.