Dr. Rafe Edward Trickey, Jr.
As the former City of Oceanside City Treasurer, I served as the Treasurer for the City, Community Development Commission, the Oceanside Harbor District and the Oceanside Public Financing Authority. I oversaw the day-to-day management of the City's then $350-million-plus investment fund, ensuring this fund was protected, ample liquidity to meet the City's budgeted expenditures was maintained, and optimal investment income was generated within the parameters of prudent risk management. Served on the Board of Authority overseeing the IRS Section 115 trust established as part of an initiative developed with the City Manager and the Financial Services Director to address the City’s growing pension liability. Attended and participated in all City Council meetings and worked cooperatively and collectively with the members of the City Council, the City Manager, the City Attorney, the City’s Financial Services Director, and managed and supervised Treasury Department staff. Coordinated and served as the ex-officio presiding officer of the City of Oceanside Citizen Investment Oversight Committee. Plannrf, directed and supervised investment-related financial transactions of the City. Review and revised accounting procedures and practices in accordance with governmental accounting and audit standards; provided regular financial reports; and completion of quarterly and annual financial statements, prepared status reports; made presentations to the members of City Council, public groups, City staff, and other governmental officials; and ensured effective monitoring and regulatory compliance. With a population of 180,000 citizens, the coastal City of Oceanside encompasses 42 square miles and maintains a workforce of over 850 full-time employees, who administer 30 City parks, four community recreation centers, two municipal swim centers, two senior centers, two City-owned golf courses, 3.5 miles of public beaches, a 1,954-foot pier and a 1,000-slip public marina.