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City of Mason City’s Finance Director dies

MASON CITY — The longtime finance director for the City of Mason City has died.

Kevin Jacobson had served the city since 1996. As the city’s chief financial officer, Jacobson was the recipient of the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for over 21 years. The award presented by the Government Finance Officers Association is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting.

Jacobson also served as the community’s interim city administrator from the fall of 2017 to early 2018 after the departure of Brent Trout from the position.

Jacobson died on Friday at the age of 59 at the MercyOne Hospice Inpatient Unit in Mason City. Funeral services will be held on Saturday morning at Hauser Weishaar Funeral Home in his hometown of Charles City.

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