Finance and Administrative Services

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Mission Statement: 

The Finance and Administrative Services Department will strive to provide to citizens, City Council, the Mayor, and departments accurate budgeting, accounting, and reporting of the City's financial resources.  We will preserve and maintain accurate legislative documents.  Also, Finance will help strengthen the financial integrity of the City by developing a financial plan, which produces information to support effective decision making. 

Program Description:

The Finance and Administrative Services Department administers the City’s centralized financial activities including the functions of accounting and general administrative oversight of official city files.  Major function areas within the department include: 

  • Accounting
    • Financial Reporting
    • Payment and Receipt Processing
    • Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable
    • Grant Management
    • Insurance Administration and Risk Management
    • Purchasing Policy Administration and Bid Processing
    • Capital Assets
    • Inventory Administration
  • Online Payment Administration


  • City Clerk
    • City Council and Committee Administration
    • City Code
    • Maintain Official City Files
  • Records Management
  • Elections
  • Records Management

 Contact information:


Maureen Storstad, Director of Finance - email

Candice Stjern, Asst. Director of Finance - email

Emily Fossen, Special Assessment Coordinator - email

Michael Vatnsdal, Budget Officer - email

Renee Tack, Grant Accountant Sr. - email

Linda Kuntz, Accountant - email

Sherie Lundmark, City Clerk - email

Grace Stromli, Acct. Specialist - email

Sandy Johnson, Acct. Specialist - email

Amy Lund, Acct. Specialist - email

Helen Gibben, Acct. Technician – email

Joline Hughes, Acct. Technician – email

Sharon Kotrba, Acct. Technician – email

Nola Pithey, Administrative Specialist Senior –email

Cassie LaBine, Admin. Specialist - email


City Hall – 1st Floor

255 N 4th Street

Grand Forks, ND 58203


Phone: 701-746-2620

Fax: 701-787-3740




8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Monday - Friday




CAFR Award  Budget Award pic 

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