Dwight Dively

Distinguished Practitioner
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Dwight Dively serves as a Distinguished Practioner on the Evans School faculty teaching courses in budgeting and public finance.

Dively is the author of many articles and technical reports and co-author of a textbook on cost-benefit analysis with Evans School Professor Emeritus Richard O. Zerbe, Jr. titled Benefit-Cost Analysis in Theory and Practice. Dively is also the recipient of the Evans School’s Outstanding Teacher Award for the academic years of 1994-95, 2005-06, 2006-07, 2012-13.

Outside of the Evans School, Dively serves as the director of King County’s Office of Management and Budget.  He previously served as director of finance for the City of Seattle where he was responsible for managing the 330-person Department of Finance, providing financial management services such as budgeting, licensing, tax collection, treasury services, accounting services, risk management, debt management, contracting, purchasing, and business technology. He also served as a senior advisor on Mayor Greg Nickels cabinet and on numerous city and regional policy committees.

Dively holds a Ph.C. in Civil Engineering from the University of Washington, a Master of Public Administration from Princeton University, and a BS from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology.

Benefit-Cost Analysis in Theory and Practice with Richard O. Zerbe, Jr. for Harper Collins College Division, January 1994


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