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Contact Department of Finance and Management
Director Joe Lombardi
90 West Broad Street
Columbus, OH 43215
Office :  614-645-8200
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Office Hours:
Monday - Friday 8:00-5:00

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Director Joe Lombardi Photo 2019


Joe Lombardi was appointed by Mayor Andrew J. Ginther in February 2016 to lead the Department of Finance and Management. Director Lombardi leads a staff of 300 employees responsible for the facilitating, crafting and monitoring the City of Columbus’ operating and capital budgets, city fleet, facilities maintenance, procurement, real estate and construction management. Joe has dedicated over 25 years of service to the City of Columbus with a focus on procurement, financial management policy and administration.

Prior to joining the Department of Finance and Management, Director Lombardi worked for the Department of Public Utilities from 2001-2015 serving in various leadership roles including the Division of Sewerage and Drainage Fiscal Officer, Division of Power Administrator and Assistant Director for Fiscal Operations.

From 1999 to 2001 Joe led the procurement and fiscal operations the city’s recreation section within the Recreation and Parks Department’s.

Director Lombardi began his service with the City of Columbus in 1990 in the Purchasing Office. During his 10 years with the Purchasing Office, Joe served as a Buyer, Procurement Specialist and Fiscal Officer.

Joe received his Bachelors of Arts in Business Administration from Capital University in 1988. He is a current member of the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) and the National Institute of Government Purchasing (NIGP). Joe is also a board member of the Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio (SWACO). Director Lombardi received the 2018 C-Suite Award, presented by Columbus Business First for the Most Admired Executive in the CFO category.