SHERIDAN — Mayor John Heath and the Sheridan City Council announced the hiring of a Colorado man as the city’s new finance and administrative services director.

Jim Harmon will begin his work with the city on Nov. 2, 2015, according to a Monday afternoon press release. The position was originally dubbed clerk/treasurer and replaces former interim city Clerk/Treasurer Scott Badley.

Harmon will be responsible for directing, managing and overseeing the activities relating to the clerk and treasurer’s departments.

Harmon is a Colorado native currently living in Centennial, Colorado. He obtained an accounting degree from Colorado State University, is a Colorado Certified Public Accountant and a Chartered Global Management Accountant.

His work experience includes public accounting, local government accounting and finance, private sector management, consulting as well as international World Bank engagements.

In local government, he has served as the internal auditor, controller and finance director for the city of Fort Collins, Colorado; three positions in public utilities departments for the cities of Riverside and Anaheim, California; finance director for E-470 Public Highway Authority in Denver metro; finance director for the cities of Littleton and Sheridan, Colorado; as well as the controller for the city of Aspen, Colorado.

He has also served local government clients in Washington, Oregon, California, Arizona and Montana. Harmon has a stepson and three grandsons in Georgia as well as a significant other who will remain in Colorado due to her work.