Petersburg's interim finance director submits resignation

Petersburg's interim finance director submits resignation

PETERSBURG, VA (WWBT) - As Petersburg tries to fight its way through numerous financial issues, the interim finance director tell NBC 12 he has submitted his resignation.

Curtis Finney was named as the interim director after the former finance director, Irvin Carter, was fired in April.

"My last day with the City of Petersburg is scheduled for October 21, 2016. I made a decision that I thought was best for me and my family.  I do not wish to say anything that will have an adverse impact on the City of Petersburg," Finney said in a statement.

According to his LinkedIn profile, Finney has served in several finance-related positions in his career, including a stint as Richmond's account manager and Charles City Public Schools' director of finance.

Some sources in city leadership told NBC 12, there is finger pointing into whether the misuse of FEMA grant money may have happened under his watch. Finney fired back calling such claims inaccurate.

"I am very hopeful that whoever made those comments would own up to their own responsibility in the matter," he said.

Last week, Acting City Manager Dironna Belton credited Finney with helping the city secure a recent loan to meet its financial obligations.

Sources also say staff in the city's Finance Department is now dwindling to a very alarming point.

There's no word yet who could replace Finney.


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