Lorena Quijano is the Director of Finance and Technology Services for the City of West Hollywood. In her position, Lorena serves as the City’s treasurer and is responsible for overseeing the City’s $134 million dollar operating budget as well the Department of Finance and Technology Service’s three divisions, which include General Accounting, Revenue Management, and Information Technology. Her Department’s goals include ensuring the integrity of the City's resources in order to support City officials and all municipal operations.
Lorena has worked at the City of West Hollywood since 2012. Prior to being appointed as the Director of Finance and Technology Services she also served as the Assistant Director of Finance and Technology Services as well as the Accounting Manager in which she oversaw accounts payable, payroll, general accounting, and financial reporting. During her tenure, the City’s Finance and Technology Services Department has consistently received extremely high marks by ratings agencies and finance associations. The City has been regularly honored by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) with a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for its Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) and the City’s strong financial management practices have been recognized by organizations such as Fitch and Moody’s, which have continually affirmed the City’s excellent bond ratings.
Prior to joining the City, Lorena served as the Finance Director for other local governments and worked in public accounting for a number of years where her focus was on nonprofit organizations and cities.
Lorena received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from California State University Los Angeles and a Master’s degree in Public Administration from California State University Northridge. She holds a Certified Public Accountant license. Lorena is a member of various professional organizations including: the California Society of Municipal Finance Officers (CSMFO), Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA), the California Municipal Treasurers Association (CMTA), and the California Society of Certified Public Accountants.