Shani is a Colorado native growing up in Grand County. Prior to working at the city, she worked for Middle Park bank as well as Gunnison Savings and Loan.
Shani has worked in the city’s Finance Department for 21 years, serving as the finance director since 2005. Prior to being promoted to the finance director position, she performed the payroll function as well as support for the budget document.
Currently, Shani manages all functions of the Finance Department, including fund accounting, accounts payable and receivable, payroll, sales and use tax accounting and auditing, utility account management, budgeting, investing and debt management functions.
Shani has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting from Western State College in Gunnison, Colorado, and is a member of the Colorado Government Finance Officers Association.
Shani and her husband, Joe, enjoying living and raising their two children in Montrose. From scouting to church activities, the family stays involved and busy throughout the year in the Montrose community. They also enjoy the outdoors and take advantage of the great opportunities for camping and hiking which the family enjoys throughout the year.