Mayor Gary McCarthy announced Thursday that he had appointed Deputy Finance Commissioner Anthony Ferrari as the city’s commissioner of finance.
Ferrari, known for his family restaurant Ferrari’s Ristorante in Mont Pleasant, will officially take the post Aug. 1.
As commissioner, Ferrari will oversee the city’s budget and financial operations along with managing the various offices within the Finance Department.
“Anthony Ferrari has been part of the team that has helped strengthen the city of Schenectady’s finances, lower taxes and improve our bond ratings,” McCarthy said in a statement. “Ferrari’s experience in city operations and his background in accounting will help Schenectady continue its strong track record of solid fiscal management.”
Ferrari said he’s proud to be part of the team to help grow the city, having grown up in Schenectady.
Ferrari has worked in city government for the past 32 years, according to the news release issued Thursday. He previously served as senior clerk and accountant before being named deputy finance commissioner in 2013.
Ferrari has a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University at Albany. He also attended Schenectady County Community College and is a graduate of the Schenectady City School District.
Ferrari replaces retiring Finance Commissioner Deborah DeGenova, who has served in that role since 2013. She is exploring a potential part-time position with the city.
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