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Posted on: March 22, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Lu Ehlers appointed Finance Director

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Press Release: For immediate release

March 22, 2023

Anella (Lu) Ehlers Appointed Finance Director

The appointment of Anella (Lu) Ehlers as Finance Director of the City of Brookings was announced this week by City Manager Janell Howard. Ehlers has been the acting Finance Director since July 2022. 

Ehlers has worked for the City since 2011 as the Human Resources/Accounting Manager before being promoted to Deputy Finance Director in 2018. Prior to joining the City, Ehlers worked as a staff accountant at Musser Accounting in Brookings. 

A native of Brookings, Ehlers has spent 35 years in the accounting field, of which 19 are in governmental accounting, including the Air Force, Alaska Housing, and the City of Brookings.

After graduating from Brookings-Harbor High School, Ehlers received an Associate degree in Accounting Technology from the Oregon Institute of Technology. She also received the Professional Finance Officers Certification in 2022.

“We are happy to promote Lu from within the organization”, Howard said. “She has worked very hard to prepare for her new role, and we are looking forward to a long-term relationship given her experience with the community.”   

“I am grateful for the opportunity to serve the community in this new capacity,” Ehlers said.  “And I am excited to continue working with a great team of people. 


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