Finance Director Bio

Rekha Nayar

Rekha Nayar joined the City of Vallejo as Deputy Finance Director in Oct 2016 bringing nearly 20 years of experience in finance organizations in Fortune 500 companies, global non-profit organizations and local government. She has a rich and varied experience in multiple finance and leadership roles in Africa, Asia and America. Her extensive leadership experience is augmented by a California CPA, an MBA and an undergraduate degree in economics and statistics.   

Over the past two years, she has been working with the City of Vallejo where she has successfully implemented strict internal controls, leading and creating the $ 200 Mil annual budget for the city in collaboration with various city departments. She has advocated and has executed multiple process automation initiatives to bring about efficiency to the City of Vallejo’s operations. She has been able to do this on the back of a successful track record of leading the finance team deliver to challenging goals under demanding timelines. 

She always strives towards creating a productive, welcoming and friendly work environment, encouraging every team member to achieve their very best to collectively accomplish the city goals. Her leadership mantra “Communication, commitment and positivity”.  Along with management and finance accomplishments she is also a Master scuba diver and an avid gardener.