About Ana Cortez

Ana Cortez is an experienced and knowledgeable City Manager with 30 years of progressively responsible experience in public administration.  Prior to relocating to the Seattle metropolitan area, she has served in multiple roles in Central Washington including City Administrator in Leavenworth WA- Washington’s Bavarian Village and Assistant City Manager in Yakima. Her first opportunity as City Manager came in 2019 when she became Helena MT’s City Manager.  Key preparation in her professional journey includes her role as Public Works Business Manager for the City of West Sacramento, CA and the Community Development Manager for the City of Richmond, CA.

Ana has a proven track record as a strategic, results-oriented professional moving effortlessly between roles of manager, colleague, team member, community facilitator and any other role necessary. She has demonstrated program coordination, staff and organizational assessments and effective delegation and accountability track records. As a City Manager, Ana Cortez believes in delivering excellent customer service and progressive policies that will visibly better her community.  Ana was heavily involved in ARPA management in 2021 and CARES funding in 2020.

Ana is especially knowledgeable about public works, community development/redevelopment, federal grants administration, finance, airport operations, human resources, public private partnerships and systems improvements, as well as fully bilingual (Spanish) and bicultural. She is also a member of the International City/County Management Association (ICMA).

Ana Cortez’s Experience

City of (TB revealed). November 1, 2021

City Administrator, City of Leavenworth WA.  June 2, 2020- October 31, 2021.
Special Advisor – Management Partners- February 2020 – Present. https://www.managementpartners.com/staff/ana-cortez/
City Manager and Chief Financial Officer- Helena, MT– January 2019 – February 2020
Assistant City Manager and Acting Finance Director- Yakima, WA – 2017 – 2019
Public Works Business Manager- West Sacramento, CA – 2014 – 2017
Community Development Manager- Richmond, CA – 2006 – 2014
Public Services Director, Mayor’s Office of Community Development- San Francisco, CA– 2005 – 2006
Community Development Director- The National Community Development Institute- Oakland, CA– 2002 – 2005
Program Manager- The National Economic Development & Law Center- Oakland, CA – 1998 – 2002