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John Lamerato, City Controller / Treasurer
John Lamerato has been working in municipal finance for over 30 years. He came to Grosse Pointe Farms in June of 2011 to serve as the Controller/ Treasurer for the City. John is in charge of the Budget, Audit and the day- to -day accounting for the City. John is also responsible for the administration of the City’s two Pension Funds. He volunteers his time as a member of the Michigan Finance Officers Association Strategic Planning Committee as well as Vice-Chair of the Sterling Heights Local Development Financing Authority. Under Mr. Lamerato's stewardship the City's bond rating has been upgraded from AA+ to AAA.

Before coming to Grosse Pointe Farms, John worked as the Assistant City Manager/ Finance and Administrative Service for the City of Troy, Michigan where he was in charge of oversight of Accounting, Assessing, Information Technology, Library, Recreation, Purchasing, Treasury and Risk Management divisions.

Prior to that, John worked for the City of Grosse Pointe Farms as the controller from 1990-1994 after working as the Controller/ Deputy Finance Director for the City of Port Huron from 1979-1990.