Vision Statement

Exceeding expectations in financial services.

Mission Statement

To provide transparent, reliable financial management of the City's resources through strategic and sustainable practices.

There are several divisions that fall under the Finance Department: 

All of these divisions are overseen by Sharen Jackson, Chief Financial Officer.

City Budget and Finances

Each year, the City Manager, Chief Financial Officer, and Puzzle Link PictureCity staff put together a financial plan for the following year. The process begins in October and continues until the budget is filed in August.

Strategic planning plays an integral role in the development of each year's balanced budget. The planning ensures the City's ability to meet the needs of our community. Each budget develops and monitors the City's five-year Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) Southlake 2030 & 2035 (the City's Comprehensive Development Plans) and each department's business plan. 

To be effective, the City must be deliberate and direct resources to those areas most essential to the community's well-being. Residents help guide this process through the biennial Citizen Satisfaction Survey and by talking with the City Council. For more information on the City budgeting process, including the current adopted budget.

About the Chief Financial Officer - Sharen Jackson 


City of Southlake Career

  • Chief Financial Officer (2013-Current)
  • Finance Director (1999-2013)

Education & Professional Memberships

  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from the University of Central Arkansas
  • Member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Member of the Government Finance Officers Association
  • Member of the Government Finance Officers Association of Texas

Previous Experience

  • Public Accounting

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    1400 Main Street Suite 420
    Southlake, TX 76092