"Laura is a strong leader who has distinguished herself in City service," said City Manager Young. "Her stewardship of public resources and keen attention to detail will continue to benefit Alexandria in her new role."
Triggs joined the City of Alexandria 1998. She has previously served as Deputy Director of Finance and Comptroller, Director of Finance, Deputy Chief Financial Officer, and Chief Financial Officer.
Prior to joining the City, Triggs served as Associate Chief Financial Officer for the District of Columbia, and as Director of Financial Projects for the District of Columbia Financial Responsibility and Management Assistance Authority (also known as the Financial Control Board). Triggs has also worked for the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) and KPMG LLP, auditing financial, insurance, service, nonprofit, and government institutions.
Triggs is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a bachelor's degree in accounting from Southwestern University. She has been a guest lecturer at Harvard Business School and has served on the Arlington Public Schools Fiscal Advisory Commission.