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Portrait of Christa Buhagiar

“I am very proud to work with a team of dedicated professionals who have earned the Government Finance Officers Association Excellence in Financial Reporting Award every year since the City’s incorporation in 1991.”

- Christa Buhagiar,
Finance Director/City Treasurer

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Meet The Finance Director Christa Buhagier

Christa Buhagiar joined the City of Chino Hills in May 2017 with 14 years of experience in governmental accounting. Most recently, she served as Finance Director for the City of West Covina. She also worked as the Finance Manager for the City of Upland; Audit Manager for the public accounting firm Lance, Soll & Lunghard LLP; and Accounting Supervisor for the City of Claremont.  


Christa attended California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting, and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration.  She is also a Certified Public Accountant. 

Family & Hobbies

Christa and her husband Steve live in La Verne with their three pets. She enjoys camping, boating, traveling, watching movies, and going to the gym.