Mary Neilan

Senior Manager
Phone: 408-437-5400

Mary has served local governments for more than 22 years, including 12 years in executive leadership positions in the cities of Novato, St. Helena and Belvedere. Her career includes service as a city manager in two cities, where she gained experience in nearly every facet of local government operations, with an emphasis on budget and financial management, project management, human resources, and organizational development.

Mary has successfully coordinated many projects and programs, presented complex technical information and policy options to a variety of audiences, and implemented new operational policies to improve organizational efficiency. She has led cities during economic downturns, addressing budget deficits through organizational restructuring, debt refinancing, targeted revenue enhancement and successful concession bargaining with multiple labor groups. In addition, Mary has been successful partnering with neighboring jurisdictions to coordinate operations, eliminate redundancy and reduce expense without jeopardizing service levels.