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. As a local government manager, Dana is passionate about serving her communities by providing high-quality public services and this is reflected in her consulting work.
Recently, she has worked with the Yuba Water Agency, the City of Elk Grove, the Marin/Sonoma Mosquito and Vector Control District and other agencies on a wide variety of services ranging from sensitive organizational culture and functional assessments to complex reserve, expense and cash flow analyses. Dana is an experienced project manager who ensures her client’s needs are met timely and responsively.
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. Prior to her six years in American Canyon, Dana served local city and county governments in California for 20 years in roles including Finance Director, Grants Manager, Redevelopment Agency Director, Administrative Services Director, Assistant City Manager and City Manager. During this time, Dana managed numerous redevelopment infrastructure and facility projects, led agencies through difficult budget shortfalls, wrote and managed more than $6 million in grants, provided policy and organizational leadership, and managed the day-to-day operations of finance and administrative departments.
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.