Department veteran Diane Richards has been appointed interim Finance Director for the City of Kingman. City Manager John Doherty tabbed Richards for the post vacated three weeks ago when Coral Loyd left the city to become Mohave County’s Director of Financial Services. City officials said Richards is not among the six people who have applied for the municipal finance post. Doherty said two of the applicants are city employees and four others are external. Doherty said he hopes to interview up to three finalists next Monday and that a new Finance Director can start by mid-April, if not sooner.