Dana Shigley

Organizational Development and Finance

Dana Shigley is an experienced local government manager with proven expertise in the areas of public finance and budgeting, intergovernmental relations, organizational development, and community engagement.

Prior to affiliating with MRG, Dana was the City Manager of the City of American Canyon.  During her tenure, she and her team successfully rebalanced the City’s General Fund budget after the effects of the recession, negotiated long-term labor contracts, strengthened and benefitted from regional partnerships, and created robust community engagement.  Through good planning and community outreach, several new long-term water policies and practices were developed and implemented that helped ensure American Canyon has the water it needs in the future.

In her nine total years with the City of Anderson, Dana assisted the City in a number of capacities. As the Finance Director and Treasurer for the City, she handled the municipal finance operation, water and sewer utility billing, computer information systems, debt management and purchasing, as well as directing the development of the the annual operating and capital budgets.  Dana returned to the City to take on the roles of Grant Manager, Redevelopment Agency Executive Director and Assistant City Manager.  She coordinated all activities of the Anderson Redevelopment Agency, providing policy and organizational support to the City Manager and supervised all aspects of the Finance Department. Specific accomplishments included partnering with the County of Shasta to build a 12,000-square-foot, $4 million Teen Center/Public Health Clinic in the City’s downtown business district and grant writing and management for more than $6 million for housing, infrastructure, and recreation projects. She, then, progressed to work with the City as City Manager.

In addition, Dana has helped the City of Moorpark as the Director of Administrative Services and the County of Nevada as the Deputy County Administrator.  In both of these roles, she was instrumental in development and presentation of the the annual budget and handling the municipal finance operations. For the County of Nevada, she analyzed, recommended and implemented significant budget reductions resulting from ERAF shifts of property tax revenues to local schools. She developed Proposition 172 Public Safety Augmentation Fund allocation policies. She managed special projects and programs, including a public safety services contract with City of Truckee, SB90 claims, community service granting programs, and others.  For the City of Moorpark, her finance operations included development of a $29 million annual budget, treasury and cash management, audits and reporting, redevelopment agency accounting, and debt management, and also managed the computer information systems, and purchasing/central services.

Dana has a Master of Arts, Public Policy and Administration from the California State University, Sacramento and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the California State University, San Bernardino.