John Downs

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Finance Director

John DownsJohn Downs joined the City in February 2016, having previously served in the cities of Redondo Beach, Lake Forest, South Gate, and, most recently, Pasadena.

Mr. Downs has worked for the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG), two private agencies and the accounting firm Moreland & Associates. He earned a degree from Loyola Marymount, is licensed as a Certified Public Accountant, and is an active member of the California Society of Municipal Finance Officers Association (CSMFO).

As the Finance Director for Palos Verdes Estates, Mr. Downs is responsible for financial services including accounting, business licenses, budgeting, payroll, purchasing and revenue collection.