Supervisor Roberts earns post on state panel


Dave Roberts, vice chairman of the county Board of Supervisors, has earned a state-level appointment through the California State Association of Counties.

The appointment to the California State Controller’s Advisory Committee on County Accounting Procedures came by way of a nomination from the association of counties. State Controller Betty Yee confirmed Roberts’ appointment this week.

“At the County of San Diego, we take great pride in our balanced budgets, AAA bond rating and capital program that keeps borrowing to a minimum,” Roberts said. “My participation on this state panel will only strengthen our financial management.”

The 10-member advisory committee acts upon revisions to the controller’s standards and procedures manual for counties. Those revisions keep the document current and in line with generally accepted accounting principles. For state officials, the manual simplifies analyses of county financial reports by minimizing differences between counties’ methods and terminologies.

Roberts earned a master’s degree in public financial management and worked as a financial analyst for the Department of Defense. He studied accounting at Georgetown University.

As CSAC’s second vice president, Roberts said he welcomed the appointment as another leadership opportunity.

“San Diego is getting a lot of clout statewide through CSAC,” he said, “and that will only increase through my work with the controller’s office.”