News Flash Home
The original item was published from 8/14/2023 11:34:00 AM to 8/14/2023 12:04:37 PM.

News Flash

News Carousel

Posted on: August 11, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Laura Stowell Promoted to Director of Fiscal Services

The exterior of Midland City Hall

August 11, 2023 – The City of Midland is pleased to announce that City Controller Laura Stowell has been promoted to director of fiscal services effective July 31, 2023. She succeeds former finance director and assistant city manager Dave Keenan, who retired after 23 years of service with the City in July 2023.  

Stowell was hired as the City of Midland’s city controller in March 2023, bringing with her nearly 40 years of financial management experience and over 20 years’ experience in public fiscal services. Previously, she has served as finance director for the cities of St. Clair Shores and Harper Woods, Michigan. Stowell holds a bachelor’s degree in management from Central Michigan University. 

In her new role, she will oversee the Finance, Assessing, Information Services, and Treasurer departments and lead the City’s annual budgeting process.

 “Laura possesses a high level of well-rounded municipal governmental accounting experience and will bring a great deal of accounting and leadership knowledge into this position,” said City Manager Brad Kaye. ”We look forward to her leadership of the City’s Finance Department.” 

Stowell’s promotion has led to two additional role changes within the City’s Finance Department: Assistant City Controller Laurel Gonyaw has been promoted to city controller and Payroll Coordinator Sara Savage has been promoted to assistant city controller.  

For more information on the City’s Finance Department, visit


Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in News Carousel

Shane Bjorge

Shane Bjorge Named City Engineer

Posted on: February 16, 2024
A shovel in brown dirt surrounded by small green plants

Apply for a Circle Community Garden Plot

Posted on: February 2, 2024
A red fire hydrant with snow around it

Adopt a Hydrant This Winter

Posted on: January 11, 2024
Calculator with bills

Winter 2023 Tax Bills Mailing in December

Posted on: November 17, 2023
Toy cars in a parking lot

Reminders of City Parking Rules

Posted on: November 9, 2023
A row of black mailboxes on a green lawn with red flags

DPS Reminds You to Shake Your Mailbox

Posted on: October 13, 2023
Gerstacker Spray Park

Spray Parks Close for the Season

Posted on: September 28, 2023
A cemetery grave site with flowers

Remove Decorations from Midland Cemetery

Posted on: September 15, 2023
A man's hand holds up a black tv remote against a flat screen tv in a living room

MCTV Launches New On-Demand Video Service

Posted on: February 24, 2023
The exterior of Midland City Hall

Taglauer Named Code Official of the Year

Posted on: October 21, 2022
Fire Marshal John Jurek

City Promotes John Jurek to Fire Marshal

Posted on: September 2, 2022
New City Clerk Lacey Todd

Lacey Todd Promoted to City Clerk

Posted on: April 8, 2022