The City of Novato is pleased to announce the hiring of Amy Cunningham as the City’s new Finance Director. Amy has over 20 years of local government finance experience working for the cities of Dublin, Moraga, Walnut Creek and Half Moon Bay.

Much of her work has focused on strengthening cities fiscal stability and increasing transparency to the public. In her most recent role as the Interim Administrative Services Manager with the City of Half Moon Bay, Amy assisted in rebuilding the Administrative Services Department and worked to identify process and policy enhancements to improve financial reporting and controls.

“Amy brings a tremendous amount of financial and budgeting expertise to Novato,” said City Manager Adam McGill. “I look forward to her leadership as we strengthen our finance department and continue to build trust with our community.”

A graduate of Cal State Hayward, Amy earned a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and a master’s degree in Public Administration. Passionate about developing local government leaders, Amy previously served as a Board member for the Municipal Management Association of Northern California and served as co-chair of the Preparing the Next Generation initiative for the state affiliate of the International City/County Management Association, Cal-ICMA.

“My enthusiasm for public service has provided me with an in-depth understanding of the many facets of local government. I’m happy to be joining the City of Novato team and serving the Novato community and Council,” said Cunningham.

As Finance Director, Amy will oversee the City’s budget preparation, financial reporting, general accounting, purchasing, payroll, debt administration, and management of revenue and invested funds.

She will begin her new role on February 18, 2020 and will receive an annual base salary of $174,994.