The City of Napa is pleased to announce that Anne Cardwell will be the City’s next director of finance, effective October 25, 2021. Cardwell brings more than 17 years of local government and public sector administration experience to the City, having previously worked for the Vallejo, Martinez and Benicia communities. In all three communities, Cardwell oversaw budget development, bond refinancing processes and rate studies, as well as strategic financial planning. With the City of Benicia, she also worked on the implementation of Tyler Munis Enterprise Resources Planning financial system software.
“I am excited to welcome someone of Anne’s caliber and talent to the City of Napa,” said City of Napa City Manager Steve Potter. “Someone with her experience and wealth of knowledge will serve our staff and the Napa community very well and I look forward to bringing her on to the team.”
Most recently, Anne has served as the Interim City Manager in Vallejo, having originally been hired as their Assistant City Manager in 2018. Prior to that, she worked as the Assistant City Manager for the City of Martinez, where she had responsibility for Finance, Human Resources, Information Technology and the administrative functions of the City Manager/City Clerk’s Office, as well as managing Citywide budget development, labor relations, public relations, and several key organizational initiatives.
Prior to that, she worked for the City of Benicia for 13 years in the City Manager’s Office and Human Resources, with the final three years of her tenure there serving as the Assistant City Manager with oversight over Finance, Human Resources, and IT.
“I look forward to serving the Napa community, City staff, and the City Council,” Cardwell said. “I am excited to share my skills and expertise to help Napa continue to rebound and thrive.”
Anne possesses a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from U.C. Berkeley and a Master’s Degree in Educational Psychology from UCLA. She lives in Benicia with her husband and three sons.