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Posted on: May 12, 2015

[ARCHIVED] City to Celebrate Kevin Hammeke, Retiring CFO

Kevin Hammeke, City of Allen Chief Financial Officer, retires this week after 39 years of public service, including thirteen with the City of Allen. Hammeke joined Allen in 2002 as director of the Finance Department. He became the City’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO) in 2012.

Hammeke helped the City save $7.7 million dollars through bond refunding. During his tenure, Allen also marked eight straight years of unmodified or “clean” audits and continued its 16-year streak earning Certificates of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting.

Under his leadership, the City financed a number of landmark projects, including the Village at Allen, Allen Event Center and The Courses at Watters Creek. Hammeke also worked on bond projects for numerous City facilities, including the Allen Public Library, Allen Senior Recreation Center, the Prestige water tower and the Custer Road pumping and storage station. He also provided oversight to Municipal Court as it converted to online payments and document imaging.

“Kevin is an outstanding CFO who combines great work ethic with great financial experience,” said City Manager Peter Vargas. “His expertise and commitment to customer service have been a tremendous boon to the City of Allen during a period of unprecedented growth.”

Prior to joining the City of Allen, Hammeke spent 24 years with the City of Olathe, Kan., and two years with the Unified School District #500 in Kansas City, Kan. He is a member of the Government Finance Officers Association of Texas, Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada, Treasury Management Association and Allen Sunrise Rotary Club. He and his wife Laurie have two children, Erin and Derek.

Allen residents are invited to join Hammeke’s friends, family and coworkers as the City celebrates his successful career. The retirement reception will be held Wed., May 13 at 4:45 p.m. at the Allen Senior Recreation Center.

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