Ana Cortez

Special Advisor
Phone: 408-437-5400

Ana Cortez, Special Advisor, is an experienced public administrator who has worked in diverse roles in California, Washington, and Montana. Most recently Ana served as city manager for Helena, Montana, and as assistant city manager of Yakima, Washington. In both cities, she served as acting finance director and was responsible for balancing budgets by navigating strategic cuts to operations and maintenance without affecting services to residents. Ana has excellent budget process design skills and has used Participatory Budgeting Principles. Other communities she has served include the City of Mercer Island, Washington, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, San Francisco Health and Human Services, San Francisco Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services, San Francisco Mayor’s Office of Community Development, Richmond Redevelopment Agency/Community Development, and West Sacramento Public Works.