City of Rockledge Finance Director Matthew Trine Recognized for Outstanding Work

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PUBLIC SERVICE SPOTLIGHT

City of Rockledge’s Assistant City Manager/Finance Director Matthew Trine has been awarded the Hero Award Spotlight by the Government Finance Officers Association of the U.S. and Canada. (City of Rockledge Image)

BREVARD COUNTY • ROCKLEDGE, FLORIDA – City of Rockledge’s Assistant City Manager/Finance Director Matthew Trine has been awarded the Hero Award Spotlight by the Government Finance Officers Association of the U.S. and Canada.

While this award is for 2021, the leadership, service, and perseverance Trine has demonstrated to the City of Rockledge have gone on for years, said city officials.

A natural disaster hit the County in October 2016—Hurricane Matthew. Since Trine served as a director of Finance, Risk Management, and IT, he immediately worked on the FEMA paperwork.

In September 2017 Hurricane Irma hit Florida. Trine handled all of the FEMA paperwork for the City of Rockledge again.

In March/April of 2018, Rockledge began a major enterprise software conversion for the entire city. The conversion took six to eight months for training and implementation to be completed.

“Matt began the process of lining up the City of Rockledge’s chart of accounts with the State’s chart of accounts, which lasted several months and into 2019 in time for the end of the fiscal year 2019 and the audit,” said city officials.

The City of Rockledge received the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence for Financial Reporting for the first time.

The pandemic hit in March 2020 and Trine helped the City of Rockledge by monitoring their revenue streams almost weekly and monthly. He also worked to get their fixed assets in even better shape within their new software program.

The Government Finance Officers Association, founded in 1906, represents public finance officials throughout the United States and Canada.