Utica has a new Budget Director.

Mayor Robert Palmieri has appointed Heather Mowat to the position following an extensive search.

Mowat began her career as the Comptroller for the Town of New Hartford.  She previously served as the Budget Director for the City of Utica and Town of New Hartford.

Palmieri said “It is great to announce Heather Mowat will be joining our team and we welcome her back to City Hall. Heather’s knowledge, experience and skill set make her exceptionally qualified for this position. Heather will be a tremendous asset as we continue to strengthen Utica’s financial position.”

Mowat replaces Peter Fiorillo, who died last May.

Her official start date with the City will be January 24th.