January 29, 2019

Evans School Alumni Assume Prominent City Management Roles Across Pacific Northwest

Equipped with the skills and expertise they gained at the Evans School, our alumni go on to impact communities across our state and beyond.  Alumna Ana Cortez (MPA ‘91) was newly sworn in as City Manager for the city of Helena, Montana, and she delivers on the Evans School’s values of integrity and collaboration. Congrats, Ana! 

Cortez reflected on her new role:

“One of the wonderful things about my job is that my goals are irrelevant,” she said. “I’m here to execute the goals of the commission and the mayor. Their goals are my goals. Their vision is my vision.”

Evans School alumni can be found in city management leadership roles across the Pacific Northwest. Ray Towry (MPA ’15), City Manager of Sweet Home, Oregon; Dave Zabell (MPA ‘05), City Manager of Pasco, Washington; Michael Jones (EMPA ’15) in Blaine, Washington; and, Annette Spickard (EMPA ’16), City Manager of McCall, Idaho are just a few of our many exemplary alumni who make everyday connections between theory and practice.

From improving city infrastructure to driving initiatives that improve equity and inclusion, Evans School alumni are driving meaningful change across the Pacific Northwest. 

Curious how other Evans School alumni make an impact in their fields? Explore our LinkedIn Group here