New finance director named

Matthew Apken was hired as finance director for the city of Lebanon, City Manager Gary Marks announced in a news release on Nov. 28.

Apken has worked at a municipal auditing firm in West Linn for six years, according to the release.

He has been a senior accountant/staff manager for the past three years.

In his current position, Apken manages the work of audit teams in the field and in the office. He is a licensed municipal auditor with the State or Oregon.

He holds a Master’s degree in accounting from Central Washington University and a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Utah Valley University.

Apken will start as Lebanon’s finance director on Dec. 18, 2017.