Dr. James Hurley (Local Government)

Dr. James M. Hurley

I am a fiscal officer responsible for the budgeting and financial management practices of a group of (12) agencies within the District of Columbia Government. From the Office of the Chief Financial Officer, I lead a team of budget analysts, accountants, and financial managers dedicated to the successful administration of and accounting for the city’s financial resources I have also served in senior level positions with other government entities during my public service career of more than 30 years, and I have provided leadership on several advisory committees and boards for nonprofit community organizations.

I have been a presenter at professional conferences sponsored by such organizations as the Association for Budgeting and Financial Management, Government Finance Officers Association, and American Society for Public Administration. I have served on national committees and twice as President of the Maryland Chapter of ASPA. I value the chance to meet and interact with professionals from all levels of government and to build national support for a strong public service.

I earned a B.A. from Georgetown University, a M.A. from University of Maryland, and a doctorate in Public Administration from the George Washington University. I taught financial management courses for many years as an adjunct professor with the Graduate School of Management, University of Maryland University College. My research interests and teaching experience focus on budgeting systems, performance measurement, and strategic planning. Also, I am an instructor for the Certified Public Manager Program administered by the District of Columbia.

When time permits, I enjoy golfing at local courses in Maryland, snorkeling in the waters of the Caribbean, hiking in the National Parks, and traveling to faraway places with family and friends. I welcome the opportunity to network with ASPA colleagues (james.hurley@dc.gov).