In a press statement released this afternoon, the City of Falls Church government announced the resignation effective June 25 of its Chief Financial Officer John Tuohy. He will leave after more than five years of service as the City’s CFO and general manager of the Department of Administrative Services.
“During his tenure, John has served the City with integrity and commitment,” City Manager Wyatt Shields said in a statement. “I have valued his dedication and professionalism and wish him the best in his future endeavors.” Deputy CFO Melissa Ryman will serve as the acting CFO beginning June 26.
Tuohy served on the City’s Retirement Board, and staffed the Public Utility Commission, the City Council School Board Liaison Committee, and the Long Range Financial Working Group. He advised on the development of the City Council’s adopted financial policies and funding of post retirement benefits (OPEB). The City’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports (CAFR) have been recognized for excellence in financial reporting by the Government Finance Officers’ Association each year he has served the City, and the City’s budget document has been given the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award by the GFOA in 2009 and 2010.
Shields will retain the services of an executive search firm to assist in filling Tuohy’s position.