STURGIS — Longtime Sturgis Finance Officer Fay Bueno has been named Finance Officer of the Year in South Dakota by the South Dakota Municipal League.
Her nomination came from co-workers, her staff and Sturgis City Manager Daniel Ainslie.
“There are many great finance officers in this state. I’m honored to be chosen,” Bueno said.
It’s especially meaningful that the nomination came from those people she works with every day, she said.
In addition to being an exemplary financial manager for the city, Bueno is a wonderful advocate for the city of Sturgis, the nomination letter said.
“She is a competent, capable, and knowledgeable finance officer,” nominators wrote.
Born and raised in the Black Hills, Bueno earned an accounting degree from Black Hills State University. She spent almost 15 years in the private sector before starting her municipal career as city finance officer for Whitewood. She held that position for 11