Oxnard fills top financial post with Ventura school administrator Betsy George

Bringing with her 25 years of experience in accounting and finance, Oxnard appointed Betsy George as its new chief financial officer who started the job Monday.

George was originally hired by the city in June as an assistant chief financial officer, but later replaced previous chief financial officer Kevin Riper. According to a news release, Riper took on a new position with the city of Long Beach. 

George has extensive experience working in the public sector, having served as the chief financial officer for the Ventura County Human Services Agency and assistant superintendent of business services with the Ventura Unified School District from 2018-2020. 

In her new role, George has a starting salary of $199,999.91, according to Oxnard communications manager Katie Casey. She has $15,245 in medical and dental coverage as well as a $4,200 auto allowance. She receives 186.16 hours of paid leave per year.