Assistant to the City Administrator/Director of Administrative Services
George Harris II
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In January 2012, George was hired as the Director of Administrative and Community Services, where he manages the City’s Finance, Human Resources, IT/Purchasing and Risk Management operations. George serves as a Past President on the League of California Cities (LOCC) Public Employee’s Relations Department committee and appointee to the Administrative Services Policy Committee for the LOCC Finance Department. George is also a member of the California Society of Municipal Finance Officers (CSMFO), Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) and regularly attends the Bond Buyer Annual Conference in California.
Born and raised in Southern California, George spent his school aged years in Riverside, CA where he attended middle school and high school. After high school he was accepted to the University of California, Riverside where he completed a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance. He later earned a Master of Public Administration Degree from California Baptist University. He holds an inactive NASD Securities 7 and 66 license and has experience working at American Express Finance Advisors (now known as Ameriprise Financial) and MuniFinancial, (now known as Willdan Financial Services). His local government experience includes a previous stint with the City of Rialto as a Senior Administrative Analyst and the City of Adelanto as the Deputy City Manager/Finance Director.
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Welcome to the Administrative Services Department. Within this department are the Finance, Human Resources, Information Technology and Purchasing Divisions. The department is focused on providing exceptional customer service to both internal and external clientele. The department reports the financial state of the city and ensures the needs of each division are met in order to better service the community at all times.
The Finance division is responsible for maintaining the fiscal affairs of the City, the Rialto Utility Authority and the former Redevelopment Agency. This includes maintenance of the general accounting and budget records, accounts payable, payroll, accounts receivable functions and providing citywide purchasing services and controls. In addition, department personnel are responsible for debt and cash flow issues and all reporting requirements.
The Finance division is responsible for processing of animal licenses, parking citations and other licensing requirements of the City and for processing approximately 19,000 water, sewer and ambulance accounts. Department personnel also oversee the administration of the City’s worker’s compensation, general liability functions and Information Technology Services.
The goal of our team is to create an atmosphere of trust, integrity, and respect. We are dedicated to communication, cooperation, customer service, and caring. We strive to generate positive interaction; are excited about creating and motivating a dynamic workforce; and enjoy the ability to have a good sense of humor. You will be our first priority and we will always make a commitment of serving you!
We are pleased to see all vendors interested in selling products or services to the City of Rialto. We strive to maintain an open, competitive and friendly atmosphere to create a mutually beneficial relationship with all vendors. The purpose of this section is to acquaint vendors with the purchasing policies, procedures, and bidding regulations of the City of Rialto. Our Information Technology Division specializes in a variety of professional level services in support of computer information systems within the City.