State Controller To Speak In Apple Valley

By Staff Reports

(Apple Valley)–John Chiang, Controller for the State of California, will be the keynote speaker at a luncheon hosted by the Town of Apple Valley, Thursday, April 12 at 12:30 p.m. Elected officials and the public are invited to attend. Chiang will discuss the recent dissolution of redevelopment agencies, among other issues facing California.

The event is a meeting of the California State Municipal Finance Officers (CSMFO), Desert-Mountain chapter. Marc Puckett, director of finance for Apple Valley, serves as chair of this organization. Attendees do not have to be a member of CSMFO, but seating is limited to the first 200 attendees so RSVPs are required.

The cost for lunch is $26 in advance or $30 at the door and includes a buffet meal. The event will be held at the Town of Apple Valley Conference Center, 14975 Dale Evans Parkway, Apple Valley, CA, 92307. For reservations call (760)240-7000 x 7700, or email

California State Controller John Chiang was first elected in November 2006, and to a second term in November 2010. As the State’s chief independent fiscal watchdog, Chiang provides fiscal control over more than $90 billion of public funds. Since 2007, he has used his auditing authority to identify more than $2.7 billion in taxpayer dollars that were denied, overpaid, subject to collection, or resulted in revenues, savings and cost avoidance.

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