City of Santa Ana, Downtown Orange County
The City of Santa Ana is pleased to announce the recent appointment of Robert Cortez as Deputy City Manager. Robert has been serving as the Special Assistant to the City Manager for over two years, during which time he has completed several significant projects including implementation of the City’s Five-Year Strategic Plan, Medical Marijuana Regulatory Program, and Information Technology Strategic Plan. Robert recently participated in a nation-wide recruitment in which he was unanimously selected as the top candidate in the selection process.
Robert began his work with the City in 1999 as an Accounting Assistant in the Parks and Recreation Agency. He promoted through the ranks of finance and budget-related job classifications eventually to the position of Assistant Director of Finance and Management Services and in 2014 he joined the City Manager’s Office. During his 17 years with the City, Robert has worked for three different City departments and has been involved in a diverse range of project areas. Robert holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the University of Southern California. Raised in Santa Ana, he attended Santa Ana Valley High School and Santa Ana College as well. Continue reading